Crocker & Starr Sauvignon Blanc 2009 Front Label
Crocker & Starr Sauvignon Blanc 2009 Front Label

Crocker & Starr Sauvignon Blanc 2009

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750ML / 14.4% ABV
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750ML / 14.4% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The forward aromas of lime, kiwi, peach, pear, guava, crushed sea shells and meringue follow straight through to the flavors. The first taste is fresh and citrusy followed by layers of peaches and cream. There's a beautiful minerality in the finish which lingers for quite some time.

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A superb Sauvignon Blanc from the very perfumed, cool year of 2009, this wine (which has malolactic fermentation blocked) was aged in 95% stainless steel and a tiny bit in oak. It offers up superb melon and citrus blossom notes, with a steely/wet rock component in the background. Vibrant, zesty, and richly fruit, this is a real winner in this varietal category. This surprisingly intense Sauvignon should drink nicely for several years.
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Crocker & Starr, California
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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 south side of St. Helena, bordered by Mills and Dowdell lanes. The most celebrated Bordeaux varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc are grown in varying soils that gradually change as the terrain gently slopes towards the Napa River. So far, 9 acres have been successfully replanted using a variety of rootstocks and clonal selections that best match the soil.
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One of the world's most highly regarded regions for wine production as well as tourism, the Napa Valley was responsible for bringing worldwide recognition to California winemaking. In the 1960s, a few key wine families settled the area and hedged their bets on the valley's world-class winemaking potential—and they were right.

The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980s, when producers scooped up vineyard lands and planted vines throughout the county. A number of wineries emerged, and today Napa is home to hundreds of producers ranging from boutique to corporate. Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely the grape of choice here, with many winemakers also focusing on Bordeaux blends. Napa whites are usually Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that claim specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil. Farthest south and coolest from the influence of the San Pablo Bay is Carneros, followed by Coombsville to its northeast and then Yountville, Oakville and Rutherford. Above those are the warm St. Helena and the valley's newest and hottest AVA, Calistoga. These areas follow the valley floor and are known generally for creating rich, dense, complex and smooth reds with good aging potential. The mountain sub appellations, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs, include Stags Leap District, Atlas Peak, Chiles Valley (farther east), Howell Mountain, Mt. Veeder, Spring Mountain District and Diamond Mountain District. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from a lot of time in the bottle to evolve and soften.

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