2015 RLC 'Rock Loam Clay' Cabernet Sauvignon
Released in 2018, our third estate Cabernet Sauvignon is 'RLC, named for the variations of Rock, Loam, and Clay soils found throughout the Crocker Estate Vineyard. RLC is the embodiment of Crocker & Starr as a concept...capturing terroir block by block. The select vine blocks yield a more classic cabernet grape resulting in this approachable, juicy, and supple structured estate cabernet.
Appellation: St. Helena, Crocker Estate, Napa Valley, Sustainably Farmed
Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Estate Vineyard Selection: Block 8 & Block 15
Winemaking: Small lot fermentations and barrel aged 20+ months in French
oak (60% new)
Harvest Dates: Hand Harvested September 24th & October 3rd 2015
Case Production: 400 cases
Release Date: September 2018
The 2015 RLC immediately smells like cherry pie, vanilla, pomegranates, anise and
toasted almonds. The supple tannin structure, black red cherry fruit, savory sandalwood
and long lasting finish makes this a great wine to drink right now.