Starmont Winery & Vineyards

Stanly Ranch Estate
2014 Pinot Noir
Los Carneros

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 152
Vintage

2014

Starmont Winery & Vineyards

Stanly Ranch Estate

Pinot Noir
Los Carneros

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Single-barrel lot from the sustainably farmed Stanly Ranch Estate Vineyard surrounding the winery
  • Grown on Dijon Clone 667; whole berry fermented with native yeast in open-top fermenter for gentle extraction
  • 18 months in new Cavin French oak barrel from Fountainbleu, seasoned for 48 months with light toast
  • Rich in fruit flavors and exotic spice notes, the wine is an expression of this historic site

This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 60 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family. Your Premiere Napa Valley wine is a single-barrel selection from the the sustainably farmed, cool-climate Stanly Ranch Estate Vineyard surrounding the Starmont winery. The Pinot Noir is grown on Dijon Clone 667; the wine was whole berry fermented with native yeast in open-top fermenter for gentle extraction. It spent 18 months in a new Cavin French oak barrel from Fountainbleu, seasoned for 48 months with light toast creating complex aromatic and flavor notes and very fine tannins that do not overpower the delicate nature of this Pinot Noir. You’ll enjoy concentrated fruit (strawberry, cranberry, cherry), good structure and depth.


Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Jeff Crawford

Winemaker, Starmont Vineyards

Winemaker, Jeff Crawford

It was during his time at UC Davis that Jeff developed a passion for wine. His burgeoning enthusiasm inspired him to take a job as a harvest intern at Gallo after graduation. In 2007, Jeff headed to Napa and joined the Starmont cellar crew. He was quickly promoted to Cellar Master a year later. In 2010, Jeff became Starmont's Assistant Winemaker and in 2014 he was elevated to Winemaker.

Country born: United States

Education: Born in Alaska and raised in Minnesota, Jeff Crawford headed to Hawaii after high school to escape the cold. Fully thawed in 1997, he moved back to the mainland to earn his B.A. in Economics with a Minor in Philosophy from UC Davis.

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Jeff's vinous perspective has been shaped by his journeys to less-traveled winegrowing locales around the globe including Oregon, Germany and Greece. "I'm constantly trying to expand my wine horizons through travel, reading, education, conversation and tasting. Every so often I actually drink some wine too. I just received my Level 3 WSET Certificate and will continue to take classes and attend seminars in order to sharpen my knowledge and hone my craft."

With Jeff's input, the winery has upgraded its winemaking equipment and implemented new protocols to ensure that the wines are of the highest quality and true to their origins. "In many ways Starmont is a microcosm of the Carneros region," says Jeff. "Our wines are classically balanced and subtle. Structure and evenhandedness are the rule rather than the exception. And, although we are focused on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, we also produce some pretty impressive Merlots and Syrahs."

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Nemerever Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Block 3 20
Starmont Winery & Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir Los Carneros Stanly Ranch Estate 20
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