"We honor the highest form of sustainable and responsible farming practices to achieve harmony and balance amongst our Estate Old Vines."
Appellation: St. Helena
Release Date: September 2016
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The 2013 “Stone Place” Cabernet Sauvignon blends power, balance and elegance, what we recognize as the legacy of the Crocker estate. Using 100% cabernet sauvignon fruit from Block 3, the oldest plantings on the property, the small clustered and concentrated grapes create a wine with richness and finesse. The Stone Place Cabernet offers a smooth and seamless transition from the first sip to the lingering finish. With layers of vanilla, rosemary and blackberry pie, the complexity and tannins of this wine qualify cellar aging although currently approachable and inviting.
St. Helena 2013 was an early harvest with a luxurious amount of hang time giving the grapes plenty of time to develop big rich color and flavor. The harvest itself was like a big rolling sea: waves of fruit perfectly synched to the completion of prior fermentation before the next waves of grapes rolled in. My final words about this harvest: no stress, all blessed. Pam Starr, Crocker & Starr Wines.