Posts tagged: Pam Starr

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 […]

Saturday June 22nd, 2019 in , , , , , | Comments Off on Blind Tasting Winner – Best Cab Franc in the world!

Former Spottswoode Winemaker “Stars” in her own Cabernet “Role”

Named for the variations of rock, loam, and clay soils found throughout the St. Helena based Crocker Estate Vineyard, RLC is the embodiment of Crocker & Starr as a concept. Winemaker and co-owner Pam Starr had the idea for RLC when she realized that the blocks of vines that made up the periphery of the […]

Saturday July 7th, 2018 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on Former Spottswoode Winemaker “Stars” in her own Cabernet “Role”

NO LIES – AMAZING UNDER $50 NAPA CAB BLEND

The Bridesmaid name comes from the more serious analogy between a First Growth Bordeaux and the next level Appellation blend. Pam and Drew took the more whimsical aisle of what the Bride is to the Bridesmaid: left of center, sexy and totally available! Pam Starr garnered her inspiration for this wine while working at such celebrated wineries […]

Monday May 1st, 2017 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on NO LIES – AMAZING UNDER $50 NAPA CAB BLEND

Napa’s best kept secret is out. A must have Cabernet!

This is a real find! My old friend, winemaker Pam Starr (formerly Spottswoode, now Crocker-Starr and Bridesmaid) is the brain surgeon behind this medically owned wine venture. The winery is owned by two Chicago physicians, both wine-ohs (i.e. lovers of great wine, great food, the works). Gary (the GAR) is a native of Chicago who […]

Friday February 24th, 2012 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on Napa’s best kept secret is out. A must have Cabernet!