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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Alcohol %
14.4

2017 Cabernet Franc

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Sold out. Next release February 2021.

Appellation:  St. Helena, Crocker Estate, Organically Farmed

Composition:  Cabernet Franc 100%

Clonal Blend:  28-year-old estate heritage selection block 6, entav clone 332 block 7, ‘goddess’ selection block 5, clone 214 block 9

Winemaking:  Small lot and puncheon fermentation, elevage 22 months in French oak (80% new)

Harvest Dates:  September 16 & October 6, 7, 14, 2017

Bottled:  July 2019

Case Production:  380 Cases

Release Date:  February 2020

"I was blown away by the 2017 Cabernet Franc, which offers a Cheval Blanc-like (and I don’t use that comparison lightly) bouquet of spring flowers, tobacco, Asian spices, and assorted red and black fruits. Medium to full-bodied, finesse-oriented, with silky tannins and a great finish, it’s a beautiful, stunning 2017 to drink over the coming decade or more." 
- Jeb Dunnuck

"I favor the Crocker & Starr Cabernet Francs. They are glorious representations of this underrated variety, and are the very definition of tension, precision of flavors, great structure and a texture that begs for a wide host of foods. This could be because there’s a note of cardamom in these Cabernet Francs, which may be their hallmark. Cardamom is a mysterious spice, often recalling bark, stones, flowers and fruit all at once. So it’s no wonder these wines are welcome at most any table." - R.H. Drexel, The Wine Advocate

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Alcohol %
14.4