2018 CROCKER & STARR AVA CABERNET FRANC BLEND

$58.00 $58.00

Crocker & Starr is where historic land meets legendary winemaking, fueled by a passion for Bordeaux varietals and creating exquisite wines that encapsulate power and balance. The winery’s Estate Vineyard, located in St Helena’s center, was initially planted by the Dowdell family in the 1870s, purchased by Charlie Crocker in the 1970s, and through a hand-shake deal between Charlie and Pam Starr, Crocker & Starr was born.

Winemaker Evyn Cameron, former oenologist at Cliff Lede, and founding winemaker Pam Starr, former winemaker at Spottswoode, created this wine highlighting Crocker Estate’s diverse terroir, guided by Cabernet Franc’s power and accentuated with equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Petite Verdot. This pedigreed wine is ridiculously great at $58, and as Jeb Dunnuck writes, “this is another terrific value.”

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2018 CROCKER & STARR AVA CABERNET FRANC BLEND

A wine that was previously released under the Bridesmaid label, the 2018 Red Blend of Cabernet Franc is 70% Cabernet Franc and 10% each of Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. This is another terrific value in Napa Valley Bordeaux blends and offers medium to full-bodied richness as well as textbook Cabernet Franc notes of dark berry fruits, chocolate, gravelly earth, and flowers. Aged 20 months in 60% new French oak, it’s going to evolve beautifully for 10-15 years."
93 Points
The 2018 A.V.A. Napa Valley Blend of Cabernet Franc is composed of 70% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec and 10% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it races out of the glass with fragrant notes of kirsch, black raspberries and Black Forest cake with hints of pencil shavings, crushed rocks and cinnamon stick. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a firm backbone of finely grained tannins and a lively line supporting the perfumed red and black fruits, finishing on a lingering mineral note." 
92 Points
"Ripe and focused, with a core of gently steeped plum and mulberry notes laced with violets, singed vanilla and a whiff of singed alder. Long, fine-grained finish. Nicely done. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2030."
92 Points

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Weight 3.2 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 × 3 × 3 in

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