88 Pts Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Please note, these are half bottles or 375ML!
"The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Stone Place possesses some obvious minerality, a boatload of tannins, and more austerity. Nevertheless, it is packed and stacked with black fruits given the fact that it is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. If the tannins resolve themselves without losing any fruit, this 2006 will deserve a higher rating." 88 points Robert Parker
"Estate Old Vines. Organically Grown. Dark and dense in the rim of the glass. Aromas of black cherries, black berries, chocolate, brown spices, truffle and earth. The palate continues to evolve to incorporate cola, tobacco, leather and baking chocolate covered espresso beans. Flavors of just ripe blackberry with a heavy dose of boysenberry, cinnamon, clove and French vanilla start to intermingle. Silky and dense tannins and oak structure extend the rich Cabernet mouthfeel. Approachable and ageworthy." -Winery
"Pam Starr has been the co-owner, manager and winemaker of Crocker & Starr since its inception in 1997 when she helped resurrect the vineyards on the Crocker Estate in St. Helena and established a winery to create world-class wines. After toiling as a winery employee for 18 years, Pamâs transformation at a relatively young age into owner, manager and winemaker was unique and remarkable. Passionate about translating terroir into wine, Pam is known for her distinctive Bordeauxstyle blends that express a deep sense of place. For this enthusiastic and inspired winemaker who views her job as translating soil into wine, great wine must taste of the sun, of the earth it comes from and of the place it grows." -Winery
"Crocker & Starr grows the five Bordeaux varietals (cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, petit verdot and malbec) as well as sauvignon blanc from an 85-acre estate vineyard that has been continuously farmed since the 1870's. The vineyard lies in the St. Helena Appellation just south of town and is comprised of alluvial soils that gradually change as the terrain gently slopes down toward the Napa River. Years have been dedicated to organic farming to improve the already superior soil. The complex and varied components of our soils, which enjoy excellent drainage that forces vines to draw deeply from the earth, express themselves in powerful and balanced wines." -Winery