Crocker & Starr Wines

Block 7
2019 Cabernet Franc
St. Helena

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 26
Vintage

2019

Crocker & Starr Wines

Block 7

Cabernet Franc
St. Helena

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Famous for our Cabernet Franc, this unique bottling from Block 7 showcases the depth and complexity of our estate
  • Your wine is 100% Cabernet Franc from our organically farmed estate vineyard in St. Helena
  • This wine has classic Cabernet Franc notes of dark cherry, cardamom, cocoa and dried ancho chili
  • Aging 22 months in 80% new Taransaud barrels

Sourced from Block 7 on the historic Crocker Estate property, this wine is always the backbone of the legendary Crocker & Starr Cabernet Franc bottling. Block 7 showcases the perfect symbiosis of soil and clonal selection which lends to a complex, rich and defining wine. Aged for 22 months in 80% new Taransaud barrels, this one-of-a-kind wine is powerful and elegant with classic notes of dark cherry, cardamom, cocoa nibs, sandalwood and dried ancho chilies.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Evyn Cameron

Winemaker, Crocker & Starr Wines

Winemaker, Evyn Cameron

Evyn Cameron originally hails from Wyckoff, New Jersey and attended Boston University, where she played soccer and graduated with a degree from their school of Hospitality Administration.

Her career began in Manhattan, where she worked in the front of house for Thomas Keller’s Per Se, but she longed for a career in wine. In 2009, she followed her passion and moved to Napa to pursue winemaking. After working at various outstanding wineries in Napa and New Zealand, Evyn was hired as the Enologist at Cliff Lede Vineyards and after 4 years left to become the Assistant Winemaker at Anaba Wines in Carneros.

In 2017, after learning of the opportunity to work with highly respected winemaker Pam Starr, at Crocker & Starr, Evyn jumped at the chance and the rest is history. She likes all Crocker & Starr wines for different reasons, adding, “This property is so versatile and that shows in each of our wines.” In 2019, Evyn was promoted to head Winemaker at Crocker & Starr.

When she’s not in the winery, Evyn enjoys tending to her large backyard garden, cooking, playing with her Springer Lab/Queensland Heeler mix Pepper, and exploring nature with her wife, Cari.

Country born: United States

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Pamela Starr

Winemaker, Crocker & Starr Wines

Winemaker, Pamela Starr

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, Pam???s transformation at a relatively young age into owner, manager and winemaker was unique and remarkable. It required a special mix of skill, passion and dedication. All of which describe Pam Starr.

Pam's love affair with winemaking began as a harvest intern for Sonoma Cutrer in Sonoma after graduating from the University of California at Davis in 1984 with a degree in Fermentation Science. Headed down a different path, the daughter of an orthopedic surgeon who was planning to go to dental school quickly switched gears. Attracted by the fast pace, the pleasures of working the land and the wine itself, Pam knew she???d found her calling. ???I was simply smitten ??? the way one is when falling madly in love. Winemaking is mysterious, it???s sexy, it???s magical.??? And it???s been her life since.

After the internship, Pam worked for Edna Valley Vineyard in San Luis Obispo stacking barrels for a season. Her dream of becoming a winemaker began to take shape. For the next six years she was an enologist and assistant winemaker for Carmenet Winery in Sonoma, a job that taught her how to run a winery from cellar to bottle. In 1991, she became the winemaker for Spottswoode Vineyard & Winery in Napa Valley where she worked until she and Charlie Crocker established Crocker & Starr and she built the foundation of the business. At the same time Crocker & Starr opened its doors, Pam began wine consulting for Adastra Vineyard in the Carneros, Gemstone Vineyard in Yountville and Garric Cellars of Calistoga, among others.

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.

Pam is a member of the Napa Valley Vintners, Appellation St. Helena, American Society of Enology and Viticulture, Concierge Alliance Napa Valley and Wine Entre Femme, an international consortium of women winemakers. She is married, lives in Napa and embraces mountain biking, scuba diving, water skiing, sailing, gardening and motorcycling wine roads with her husband. Pam???s dog Griffin, a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, is her loyal vineyard companion.

Country born: USA

Education: Degree in Fermentation Science from the University of California at Davis in 1984

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
I am passionate about translating terroir into wine and creating blends that express a deep sense of place. I view my job as translating soil into wine. Great wine must taste of the sun and of the earth, where it comes from and of the place it grows. Winemaking is mysterious,it’s sexy, it’s magical.”


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Premiere Napa Valley 2021 Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Crocker & Starr Wines 2019 Cabernet Franc St. Helena Block 7 25
HALL 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Sacrashe Vineyard 25
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