Blind Tasting Winner – Best Cab Franc in the world!

In a recent blind tasting of Cab Francs from around the world, the small Napa Valley winery Crocker Starr (Pam Starr, former Spottswoode winemaker) won the big prize!

Our tasting group of 15 tasted the following French and California wines:

  • Cos d’Estournel (100  Vinous)
  • Le Macchiole Paleo Rosso (98 Vinous)
  • Léoville Las-Cases (98 Vinous)
  • Lynch Bages (97 Vinous)
  • Beychevelle (96 Vinous)
  • Chappellet (97 RP)
  • Dakota Shy (96+ Vinous)
  • Favio Cerro Sur (96+ Vinous)
  • Paul Hobbs (96 Vinous)
  • La Jota Howell Mountain (97 RP)
  • Sinegal (97+ RP)
  • Vineyard 29 (97+ JD)
  • Crocker Starr (96 JD)

Crocker Starr 2016 Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley
GGWC 94.99
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Jeb Dunnuck 96 Points: “The 2016 Cabernet Franc Estate is even better and is a sensational expression of Cabernet Franc! Coming all from the Crocker Vineyard outside of St. Helena and aged 21 months in 80% new French oak, it offers classic Franc blue fruits, purple iris, dried herbs, and hints of chocolate on the nose. These carry to a medium to full-bodied, incredibly elegant wine that has silky tannins, the purity of fruit that makes 2016 such a compelling vintage, perfect balance, and a great finish. Count me impressed. Readers should snatch up this beauty, which should keep for 15-20 years.”

Also check out:
Crocker Starr 2018 Proprietary White (Bridesmaid)

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