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Crocker and Starr "Stone Place" Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (St. Helena, Napa Valley, California) - Robert Parker [95+]
Crocker and Starr "Stone Place" Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (St. Helena, Napa Valley, California) - Robert Parker [95+]


 


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Winery: Crocker & Starr
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: St. Helena, Napa Valley, California
Vintage: 2007
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: CROCKERSTARRSTONECAB07-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon “Stone Place”
Estate Old Vines Sustainably and Organically Farmed

Vintage Notes: The 2007 growing season was perfect. Bud break, bloom and fruit set occurred a bit early and set the tempo for a very consistent ripening pattern throughout the vintage. The weather proved to be ideal from May through harvest, with warm, but not hot days, and cool nights. This contrast offered the grapes a perfect opportunity to build fully mature tannins and resulted in one of the finest growing seasons in the last decade.

Winemaking: With intimate access to the finest vineyard blocks at the Crocker Estate, Pam begins to build the wine in the vineyard. The old-vine heritage clone is the core substance and power for this Cabernet. Pam uses both cold soak must and post fermentation maceration techniques to gain the most for the mid palate and overall density. Barrel aged for twenty months in eighty percent new French oak. Minimal rackings, no fining, just the wines natural balance. One hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon. Bottled aged for one year pre-release.


What Does It Taste Like?

This wine comes from gravely soil, that originates from the lower slopes of the Mayacamas. This Cab is all about bringing out the extract of the soil. Look for a dense black/purple rim in the glass. Vibrant black currant and dark cherry are followed by raspberry, vanilla, lavender and stones. The mid-palate brings exotic notes of cocoa, espresso bean, dried lavender and rose petals, while moving into the finish with minerality, spice and cigar box. The 2007 vintage is young and concentrated and should evolve beautifully for the next decade and a half. Opulence, intensity and power are the hallmarks of our 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon.


Ratings & Reviews

95+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Perhaps the best wine I have ever tasted from Crocker & Starr is the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Stone Place. One hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in French oak, this 500- to 550-case cuvee from the organically managed Stone Place Vineyard is a dense ruby/purple color, with a classic nose of unsmoked cigar tobacco intermixed with blackberries, licorice, subtle barbecue smoke, and cassis. A gorgeous, full-bodied texture, excellent purity, and well-integrated acidity, wood, and tannin all make for a thrilling wine to drink over the next 15-20+ years." (Dec 2010)




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