A.V.A. stands for American Viticulture Area and, it represents the culmination of sustainable viticulture, the resurrection of the 1870s winery and classic winemaking. The bouquet on the front of the label ties into our rich history as it and Charlie’s 1870s 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.
Winemaker Notes: “Bright citrus aromas of lemon peel and tangerine are complemented by orange blossom and sweet pea. On the palate, refreshing tangerine leads the way, accompanied by lemon, yuzu, and mandarin. The balanced bright acidity and creamy texture carry through to the lengthy finish, so refreshing it begs for another sip.. “
Tasting Notes: “ This brilliant 2022 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 seashells. You will love this so much that a case simply won’t be enough. “
FMW 96+ Points: “This is the best Crocker Starr White to date! The 2022 Sauvignon shows off a gorgeous aroma if tropical fruits. The wine is rich, concentrated, medium to full-bodied showcasing notes of stone fruits, toasted nuts, and a whiff of green herbs. This is a very complex wine, nicely balanced with the right amounts of acid/fruit ratios. Equally long and flavorful finish where you’ll encounter a touch of minerality and white peaches. Don’t miss out on this fun, well-made and well-priced wine!”
Also, check out: Crocker Starr 2019 AVA Proprietary Red Blend, Napa 93 Points