Bridesmaid, 2016 Crocker & Starr

Bridesmaid, 2016 Crocker & Starr

Item #: N1218W1DC
Vintage: 2016
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon
Vineyard/Appellation: Napa Valley, California
Color: Sparkling Gold
Nose: White Peach, Nectarine
Palate: Stone Fruit, Lime Zest
Finish: Big, Bold Spice and Guava
Rating: 95
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2022/Shellfish, Seafood/14.4% Alcohol by Volume
Availability: Out of Stock
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Crocker & Starr is owned by two people surprisingly named Charlie Crocker and Pam Starr. Charlie purchased the 1870 Dowdell & Sons Winery with his wife, Lucinda, in 1971 and renamed it Crocker Estate. Today the estate encompasses 100 acres, of which 85 are vineyards in the heart of the Napa Valley.

Charlie was a San Francisco businessman who owned two tech companies that created electronic stability sensors that are now required in every automobile built in the United States. He gave up that life for a much quieter one up the road from San Francisco in Napa.

In 1997, he teamed up with the young and exceptional winemaker, Pam Starr. He was so impressed with her talent that he made her a partner in the winery. It proved to be a wise move, as their wines have been among Napa Valley's most critically acclaimed ever since.

Pam graduated from U.C. Davis with a degree in Enology in 1984 and quickly interned at some of the most revered wineries in the state. Her path led her to become winemaker at Spottwoode, considered the California equivalent of a First Growth Bordeaux, and after that, she partnered with Crocker.

Our selection is a classic blend of Sauvignon Blanc (98%) and Semillon (2%). It exhibits all the seductive lusciousness of white Bordeaux with a dollop of Napa ripeness. Peach, nectarine and lime zest start the party and play on to the finish.