Crocker & Starr

St. Helena Cabernet Franc

9.4173 ratings
9.344 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Justin Preiser

Vintner/Owner Shadowbox Cellars

9.7

9 years have lead to soft raspberries and blue berries and finish with long dark chocolate. An excellent example of new world Cab Franc.

9 years have lead to soft raspberries and blue berries and finish with long dark chocolate. An excellent example of new world Cab Franc.

1 person found it helpfulOct 29th, 2014
Randy Fuller

The wine is dark and mysterious, like Cab Franc should be. Blueberry aromas dominate the nose, with a lovely bell pepper note bubbling underneath. Flavors of dark fruit, coffee and black pepper on the palate are joined with firm tannins and a sweet oak influence.

The wine is dark and mysterious, like Cab Franc should be. Blueberry aromas dominate the nose, with a lovely bell pepper note bubbling underneath. Flavors of dark fruit, coffee and black pepper on the palate are joined with firm tannins and a sweet oak influence.

Feb 1st, 2017
Tracy Hall

Love this and it's at a great place now. Violets and fruit in balance. WTG @Pam Starr this rocks!

Love this and it's at a great place now. Violets and fruit in balance. WTG @Pam Starr this rocks!

May 7th, 2016
Delaille Raubenheimer

Juicy dark fruits, cherries, raspberries with the typical minty herbaceousness you would expect from a cab franc. Smooth tannins silky mouthfeel lingering finish. Ages very well

Juicy dark fruits, cherries, raspberries with the typical minty herbaceousness you would expect from a cab franc. Smooth tannins silky mouthfeel lingering finish. Ages very well

Mar 24th, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

Fresh raspberry and strawberry, floral, tomato, vanilla, wet earth. Very aromatic. M acid, body and tannin. Baking spice, blackberry, blueberry, floral and minerality. Long finish and very complex. This wine has "style"!

Fresh raspberry and strawberry, floral, tomato, vanilla, wet earth. Very aromatic. M acid, body and tannin. Baking spice, blackberry, blueberry, floral and minerality. Long finish and very complex. This wine has "style"!

Mar 1st, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

Plum, red cherry, pencil shavings and violet. M- acid, m body, m+ tannin. Both black and red fruit, violet, black cherry and minerality. This is a sophisticated wine! 😏

Plum, red cherry, pencil shavings and violet. M- acid, m body, m+ tannin. Both black and red fruit, violet, black cherry and minerality. This is a sophisticated wine! 😏

Mar 1st, 2016
Greg Gregory

Beautiful. So floral even at this stage of its evolution means I can wait to try again once it loses its baby fat.

Beautiful. So floral even at this stage of its evolution means I can wait to try again once it loses its baby fat.

Feb 13th, 2016
Tracy Hall

Nice place right now. Could decant, but not needed. Violets, blue fruits, smooth. Very well made Franc!

Nice place right now. Could decant, but not needed. Violets, blue fruits, smooth. Very well made Franc!

Nov 23rd, 2015
George Bato

Young with lots of promise. Very tempting to drink now. Nice balance, structure, fruit, firm tannins.

Young with lots of promise. Very tempting to drink now. Nice balance, structure, fruit, firm tannins.

Jun 19th, 2015
Alyse Thomas

Yum🍇🍇

Yum🍇🍇

Jun 3rd, 2015