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Posted in Events on August 7th, 2012
Exclusively for friends of Crocker & Starr, Constellation Residences at Northstar invites you to be a guest for the 27th Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival and beyond.
Food & Wine Festival at Northstar California
As a sponsor for Autumn Food & Wine Festival, Northstar California will host two full days of cooking seminars and demonstrations, culinary competitions, wine tastings, grape stomp, and more on Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9. As part of the weekend’s festivities, Crocker & Starr will host a special wine tasting at Constellation Residences at Northstar on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Posted in Events on June 21st, 2012
June 21, 6:00PM
Some of the finest #SauvBlanc producers will be celebrating in the ToutSuite Social Club for an hour of interactive video and International Twitter fun. Grab your bottles, and your friends, and taste with us during this lively, sparsely structured, and always entertaining hour.
Pour some wine and meet us on Twitter by tagging posts about your wine selections with #SauvBlanc. Search for conversations on Twitter mentioning #SauvBlanc to follow what others are drinking and what they have to say about it. By adding #SauvBlanc in your own posts, you are joining a global tasting of this spectacular varietal.
Posted in Accolades & Reviews, In the News on December 29th, 2011
We are delighted to share the reviews from Antonio Galloni in the December issue of the Wine Advocate.
“The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon emerges from the glass with dark plums, cherries, tobacco, flowers and mint. It shows lovely textural depth and sweetness through to the enveloping, layered finish. The 2008 was aged in 85% new oak barrels. Based on this tasting, a little less new oak might allow more varietal complexity and nuance to come through. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023. 91 points.
The 2009 Cabernet Franc emerges from the glass with pure varietal warmth and expressive generosity. Mocha, espresso, exotic spices and dark red berries flow effortlessly to the long, rich finish. Today the tannins are a bit firm but with another year in bottle this will drink beautifully. In 2009 the percentage of Cabernet Franc is up to 97%. A small addition of 2% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot rounds out the blend. The 2009 was aged in 70% new oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. 92 points.
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful wine. Floral notes are woven nicely throughout a core of explosive dark red fruit. Mint, spices and sweet tobacco wrap around the silky, floral-infused finish. The 2009 needs time to absorb its oak, but it appears to have enough density for that to happen. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. 94 points.”