John Anthony Vineyards

Twisted Oak
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 60


John Anthony Vineyards

Twisted Oak

Cabernet Sauvignon
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • An exclusive, single-barrel release of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
  • The estate fruit was sourced from our oldest hillside vineyard, Twisted Oak, in the foothills of Mount Veeder
  • Steep, well-drained terroir creates intensity of fruit and spice with structured tannins and acidity
  • Your wine is an exceptional expression of John Anthony Vineyards’ powerful-yet-restrained winegrowing and winemaking

John Anthony Vineyards’ Premiere Napa Valley offering of “Twisted Oak” is a balance of powerful aromas and restrained structure. The Oak Knoll District hillside fruit from our oldest vineyard, “Twisted Oak,” leads with intense spice and fruit on the nose, evolving into luscious fruit flavors. Black cherry, cassis and wild berries on the palate at first sip, finishing with sweet tobacco and graphite. Aged for 28 months in 100% new French oak, the structured tannins and balanced acidity allow this exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon to drink perfectly now, or cellar for 20 to 25 years.

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine

Jeff  Kandarian

Winemaker, John Anthony Vineyards

Winemaker, Jeff  Kandarian

Jeff was born and raised in the agriculturally based San Joaquin Valley of California and knew early on that he wanted to make wine. At California State University of Fresno he studied Enology and Chemistry earning his Bachelor of Sciences degree.

Working at wineries large and small in the Paso Robles AVA, notably including Justin, Meridian, Eberle, and Shandon Valley Partners, Jeff honed his winemaking craft.

Eventually the northern, cool, coastal climate in Orgeon called to him where he landed as WineMaker with Del Rio Vineyards and Winery.

In the Summer of 2008 Jeff joined King Estates to lead their winemaking team, producing exquisite north Oregon Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. His energy and passion for winemaking translated to exceptional wines and a voice in the industry, speaking at wine industry symposia on the topic of "Producing Oregon Pinot Gris of Exceptional Quality Through Impeccable Winemaking Practices and Judicious Blending."

In 2014 Jeff connected with John Truchard, relocated to Napa and took over winemaking for the portfolio ranging from the signature, Estate wines of John Anthony Vineyards, the artisanal, hand-farmed FARM Napa Valley, and all-occasion Californian wines JaM Cellars. For John Anthony Family of Wines and Jeff it's a perfect match of skills and well rounded talents across these diverse wines and winemaking techniques in which he is expert.

Country born: USA

Education: California State University of Fresno: Bachelor of Sciences in Enology and Chemistry.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Jeff is an exceptionally well-rounded winemaker across varietals, regions and styles. His passion and energy for winemaking is infectious, with a deep respect for the vineyard and a non-interventionist approach working with exceptional quality fruit.

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Premiere Napa Valley 2021 Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Gamble Family Vineyards 2019 Red Wine Oakville Paramount - Barrel Select 25
John Anthony Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley Twisted Oak 25
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