Sauvignon Blanc 'The Napa Style'

“With a quality to delight hedons, our Sauvignon Blanc is known to bring red wine drinkers back to the white wine table.”

Appellation: Saint Helena, Crocker Estate

Release Date: May 2019

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2018 Vintage Notes

The near picture-perfect growing season began in late February. Spring was mild, with extended flowering yielding uniform grape clusters and almost normal crop load. Temperatures remained steady and warm throughout the growing season, without any significant heat spikes, making for a cool, unhurried harvest. Patience was the name of the game as we picked our first Sauvignon Blanc September 4th and our last Cabernet Sauvignon October 30th.  Due to the luxurious amount of hang time in the vineyard, Crocker & Starr 2018 wines are showing to have incredible color, balance, and density.

 

Tasting Notes

100% Sauvignon Blanc from Crocker Estate, St. Helena, Napa Valley

Fermentation: 100% whole cluster pressed.  52% barrel fermented (8% oak) and 48% concrete egg fermented.  Aged sur lies post fermentation for 9 months.

Harvest Dates: September 5 - 7, 2018

Bottled: April 2019

Case Production:  595

Release Date: May 2019

The estate fruit captures tropical aromas of ripe mango, white peach, and orange blossom.  Perfectly harmonious flavors follow true to the aromas while layers of guava, key lime, and crushed stone minerality dance on the palate. The mouthfeel is tactile and lush while savory natural acidity keep the flavors going for a long finish.