Cabernet Franc

Twenty plus year old Vines Sustainably & Responsibly grown and farmed

Appellation: St. Helena, Crocker Estate
Release Date: February 14, 2018

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Tasting Notes

The 2015 Cabernet Franc has a youthful, deep ruby color with purple undertones.  The aromas showcase a vibrant, fresh wine with a beautiful array of blue fruits and baking spices.  Notes of Venus pink roses and candied Iris playfully juxtapose deep notes of blueberry and gravel.  The palate greets you with bright pomegranate, cola, red currant and tiger lily.  Balanced acid and supple tannin are evident through hints of sassafras, chipotle and cardamom spice.  The structure, purity, composure and long finish of this wine insures a very bright future for the 2015 Cabernet Franc over the next twenty years. 


“Pam Starr always does a terrific job with Cabernet Franc...” Robert Parker - Wine Advocate

Vintage Notes

In a few words, the 2015 harvest was high in quality, low in yields and early from beginning to end. A warm and dry winter prevailed into spring which lead to early bud break and bloom.  Despite the persistent drought, we were able to collect 75% of the average annual rainfall in Napa.   Cooler spring temperatures prolonged the flowering period causing somewhat uneven fruit set; ultimately foretelling much lower yields throughout the region. Harvest at Crocker & Starr began with the picking of our Sauvignon Blanc on August 15th and wrapped by early October.  The 2015 harvest was one of the earliest on record and has received high praise from winemakers throughout the region including the C&S team.