“With a quality to delight hedons, our Sauvignon Blanc is known to bring red wine drinkers back to the white wine table.”
Appellation: St. Helena & Oak Knoll
Availability: Release Date, April 23rd, 2014
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‘Early’, ‘Excellent’ and ‘Even’ can very accurately describe the 2013 growing season. A warm, dry spring brought about an early bud break, promoting canopy vigor and healthy berry size. Reports of an August 1st harvest, one of the earliest on record, created a buzz of excitement throughout the Valley that continued fluently throughout October. Clusters saw an extended amount of hang time giving the grapes plenty of opportunity to develop rich flavors, resolved tannins and wonderful acidity to achieve perfect balance. The 2013 vintage saw slightly higher yields of textbook quality fruit. The harvest at Crocker & Starr was like the big rolling sea: waves of fruit perfectly synched to the completion of prior fermentations before the next wave of grapes rolled in.
The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc exemplifies Pam Starr’s ability to capture pure Napa Valley in a bottle. Alluring aromas of white peach, nectarine and fresh citrus blossom burst from the glass. The palate reveals a wonderfully textured wine with crisp acidity, wet stone minerality and ripe, juicy flavors of lime, guava, honeydew and peach. A lingering and refreshing finish, conjuring images of white flowers and another sip!