After many years the Bridesmaid wines are being rebranded of sorts. Pam Starr (former Spottswoode winemaker) has been producing the Crocker & Starr/Bridesmaid wines for many years now. Crocker & Starr was always estate grown, Bridesmaid only partially. That has changed and so has the packaging. Gorgeous new labels and the same stunning wines, sort of a new (married) life for the Bridesmaid.
2020 A.V.A. Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc A.V.A. stands for American Viticulture Area and for us, it represents the culmination of sustainable viticulture, resurrection of the 1870’s winery and classic winemaking. The bouquet on the front of the label ties into our rich history as it and Charlie’s 1870’s Victorian home originate from a Sears & Roebuck catalog. Our A.V.A. Napa Valley blend of Sauvignon Blanc serves as the perfect introduction to the Crocker & Starr portfolio. Founding Partner/Winemaker Emeritus Pam Starr and winemaker Evyn Cameron capture the diverse terrain of the Napa Valley within this elegantly handcrafted wine.
Crocker Starr 2020 “Bridesmaid” Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley
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This brilliant Sauvignon Blanc blend is pale straw yellow in the glass and the aroma is loaded with honeysuckle, lychee, lime leaves, and laced with the slight salinity of oyster shell. Mouthwatering flavors of lemon meringue pie, key lime, honeydew melon, and white peach gleam on the palate. And the Semillon adds jelly richness to the wine’s medium-bodied, perfectly balanced center. The wine shines all the way through the savory finish, which is lined with crushed seashell. You will love this so much that a case simply won’t be enough.
Winemaker Tasting Notes: Layered aromatics of ripe tangerine, apricot, and seashells entice the nose while flavors of meringue, lemon curd, and elderflower burst across the palate. Vibrant acid and creamy texture create a harmonious mouthfeel that begs for another sip. This blend of Sauvignon Blanc is sure to keep you coming back for another glass
Winemaker 2020 Harvest Report: The 2020 season will be remembered for factors beyond the normal measurements. Here in St. Helena, it was a warm, dry winter and we didn’t start to see rain and cold weather until the end of March. While the mild spring season gave us a great early start, we worked under extensive safety protocols due to the COVID pandemic. Summer brought very cool mornings and very warm days. This build-up to harvest was interrupted by two wildfires as we turned to the fall; The Glass Fire started on September 27. The white wine harvest started August 15th and is showing excellent development, reflecting the fine vintage year. Lucky we had all of our white grapes in before the fires started!
Also check out: Crocker Starr 2018 Proprietary Red AVA St. Helena, Napa