Overview of the Wine
"The Crocker & Starr name reflects the unique partnership between Charlie and Pam and the key components that each one brings to the table to achieve great wine: great grapes and great talent. In 1997, Charlie Crocker and Pam Starr established Crocker & Starr with a common goal of resurrecting the historic Crocker Vineyard Estate and creating world-class wines from its extraordinary terroir.
Approaching their 24th harvest together, Charlie (the grapes) and Pam (the talent) are equal partners and co-owners of Crocker & Starr. The winery has been blessed with a strong heritage of credibility that represents a winemaking history of excellence from vine to bottle.
Charlie Crocker and Pam Starr’s partnership flags the resurrection of an 1870′s winery in the small town of St. Helena. Read more of our history here.
Our philosophy at Crocker & Starr is to capture the greatness of the Crocker Vineyard in powerful and balanced wines without compromise. We strive to set the bar for St Helena Appellation Cabernets as a First Growth Bordeaux Chateau would."
Fermentation: 100% whole cluster pressed. 52% barrel fermented (8% oak) and 48% concrete egg fermented. Aged sur lies post fermentation for 9 months.
Harvest Dates: September 5 - 7, 2018
Bottled: April 2019
Case Production: 595
Release Date: May 2019
Grape / Blend
Napa Valley, California
The estate fruit captures tropical aromas of ripe mango, white peach, and orange blossom. Perfectly harmonious flavors follow true to the aromas while layers of guava, key lime, and crushed stone minerality dance on the palate. The mouthfeel is tactile and lush while savory natural acidity keep the flavors going for a long finish.
Product size: 750ml