Sauvignon Blanc, 2021. Crocker and Starr

Sauvignon Blanc, 2021. Crocker and Starr

Item #: N0922W1
Vintage: 2021
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard/Appellation: Napa Valley, California
Color: Medium Gold
Nose: Lychee
Palate: White Peach, Citrus
Finish: Gripping
Rating: 97
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now thru 2024/Seafood, Shellfish/14.1% Alcohol by Volume

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Crocker and Starr brings two superstars from completely different backgrounds to produce wines of unmatched perfection. Charlie Crocker is a San Francisco business man who founded two companies. One provided electronic stability control in vehicles. The other produced medical devices for women's health care.

His interest in wine caused him to found Crocker and Starr in 1997 with Pam Starr, one of California's most respected winemakers. Pam began her career after graduating from UC Davis at Sonoma Cutrer, one of the region's most famous wineries. She ended up at Spotswoode, considered one of the top Napa Valley wineries and has been for nearly 40 years.

The announcement of the partnership made headlines all over the wine world. After all, nobody had heard of Charlie Crocker and Pam Starr had completed a string of acclaimed wines from Spotswoode that is unsurpassed. Though Spotswoode is known for Cabernet Sauvignon, their Sauvignon Blanc received similar accolades and for good reason. They were one of the best in the state. Yes, Napa Valley is famous the world over for Cabernet Sauvignon, but just like Bordeaux, they produce many of the finest wines from the Sauvignon Blanc grape in the world. Our selection is one of them.

The complex flavors and nuances come at all angles on the palate. First there is ripe mandarin tangerine followed by white peach all secured by a creamy texture and gripping finish. Matching can come from all fronts. Spicy Asian cuisine to Cioppino in a rich tomato broth would be equally inviting.

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