Crocker & Starr Cabernet Sauvignon Stone Place 2003
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
"This is a beautiful wine made from 84% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Merlot by veteran winemaker Pam Starr, who previously worked at Sonoma-Cutrer, Carmenet, and Spottswoode. Most of this cuvee comes from the Crocker Vineyard, which dates back to 1870. Notes of charcoal, earth, black currant liqueur, licorice, flowers, and spicy wood emerge from this inky/ruby/purple-colored blend. With superb intensity as well as purity, medium to full body, ripe tannin, and plenty of depth and texture..."
The Wine Advocate
"Good medium ruby. Complex nose combines black cherry, blackberry, graphite, bitter chocolate and minerals. Smooth and sweet but not hugely dense or overripe. Enticing flavors of blackberry and licorice. Finishes broad and sweet, with ripe tannins, excellent length and considerable sex appeal. The percentage of merlot in this blend, which was 50% in 2000, has declined steadily in recent years, and the wine has benefited as a result."
International Wine Cellar
- 10/7/2013 (5 items) (viewed 11 times)
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Crocker & Starr Wines is a partnership between a historic vineyard site and a winemaker focused on producing distinctive wines of this unique place. In 1997, Pam Starr created this partnership to capture the essence of terroir in her wines - the soil and environment in which the fruit ripens.
The Crocker Vineyard, where grapes have been grown since the 1870"s, is located on the...
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It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...
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(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...
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