2018 Crocker & Starr, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

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2018 Crocker & Starr, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Segue Into Autumn With This Sensational Sauvignon Blanc!
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Brr!

I'm getting that early morning (and disapproving) look from the pooch that says, "You want me to go outside in this weather?"

Like clockwork and more reliable than a groundhog, this unmistakable expression tells me it is time to switch to heartier wines to complement the autumnal cuisine currently filling local markets.

One of the most enticing seasonal whites we've tasted recently is the 2018 Crocker & Starr Sauvignon Blanc.

Reminiscent Of A White Bordeaux

This stunning Sauvignon Blanc blend resembles a classic white Bordeaux. Predominantly Sauvignon Blanc for vibrancy and lift, a small amount of Semillon in the blend introduces a bit of depth and roundness.

With lemon, lime and crushed stone at its core (thank you, Sauvignon Blanc), this delicious white also shows tropical notes of mango, white peach, orange blossom, and fresh kiwi (thank you, Semillon).

The mouthfeel is lush, the acidity is succulent, and the finish lasts forever....

Enjoy this white throughout autumn and winter with arugula pesto or goat cheese and prosciutto pizza. If you have a few bottles left over for summer, perfect. Feel free to enjoy it then with grilled prawn, grilled fish, and grilled or roasted vegetables.

By David Gettenberg

$26.95 per bottle / $323.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

93 / 100

The 2018 Crocker & Starr Sauvignon Blanc is mostly Sauvignon Blanc with a small amount of Semillon. The wine captures tropical notes of mango, white peach, and orange blossom, while still retaining its vibrancy and zippy acidity. Harmonious, round and luxurious, layers of guava, key lime, and crushed stone dance on the palate.


Product Details


Producer: Crocker & Starr

Country: United States

Region: California

Sub Region: Napa Valley

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

Vintage: 2018

Size: 750ml

Code: W7022-1