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2003 Crocker & Starr Cabernet Franc

  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Franc

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SKU: 88192-2003-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($45; includes 5% merlot; aged in 50% new oak, all French) Medium-deep red. Dark berries, fresh herbs, licorice and spices on the nose. Sweet but lively, with brisk acidity framing the fruit-driven flavors of dark berries, licorice, violet and bitter chocolate. Thanks to its pH of 3.55, this comes across as remarkably juicy for a wine with nearly 15% alcohol. Distinctly riper and less green than a sample I tasted more than a year ago.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2007
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  • California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 13 bottles owned
    • 6 collectors