The 2002 Crocker & Starr Sauvignon Blanc is a combination of two distinct vineyards in the Napa Valley – the Crocker Vineyard in St. Helena and the Hyde Las Trancas Vineyard in southern Napa. Each site was specifically chosen for its unique terroir and then planted using the same special selection of Sauvignon Blanc called Sauvignon Musque.
This vintage marks the second version of this wine. One more year of vine maturity made a significant impact intensifying the personality of the grapes. Each vineyard is harvested separately and allowed to become its own unique personality as wine. In March, after several months resting on the lees, the two wines finally meet and merge to become the best of Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc.
The result – WOW!
Explosive aromas of ripe Sauvignon fruit – guava, lime, and citrus blossom – immediately capture your attention. Great follow through on the palate beginning with sweet juicey flavors of limeade and kiwi then finishing with exotic white grapefruit. An attention getter with long, lively and luscious balance!
Definitely a wine to enjoy on its own or with a wide array of culinary fare.
"Winemaker Pam Starr blasts one out of the park with this, her second vintage of Crocker & Starr Sauvignon. Loaded with lemony verve and intensity, it offers ripe lime peel, quince, melon and green pear flavors that are rich and concentrated, with a tangy, lingering aftertaste." WS Weekly Review