Casali Malbec Series

Crocker & Starr has one substantial problem with this wine: We don’t make enough of it…

Appellation: Saint Helena, Crocker Estate
Release Date: April, 2018

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2015 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.

Tasting Notes

Malbec 55%, Cabernet Sauvignon 45%

Appellation:  St. Helena, Crocker Estate, Sustainably Farmed
Winemaking: Small lot fermentations and 17 months in French oak (55% new)
Harvest Dates:  September 17th and 24th, October 1st and 3rd 2015
Bottled: August 2017
Case Production: 255 Cases Library $90

The ‘Casali 8’ Malbec is one of the most exciting blends to date. The dark inky color with a ruby purple rim clings to the glass and draws you in. Luscious aromas of purple plum, brambleberry, graphite, and beef bouillon greet you on first approach. Blueberry compote, hints of cured meat, and elegant tannins create a beautiful and savory palate. Integrated French oak and natural acid contributes to a well-balanced long finish. This wine will seduce you to take another sip. Drink now with decanting, cellar worthy 10-20 years!