Franciscan Estate

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Oakville

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 42
Vintage

2014

Franciscan Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon
Oakville

10 cases produced

Highlights

  • Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from our estate vineyard in the heart of Oakville
  • This wine evokes aromas of cherry, vanilla and nutmeg, with hints of cardamom
  • An abundance of ripe cherry and chocolate combine with notes of slate, mineral, sage and toffee
  • The palate has a very smooth entry combined with vibrant fruit flavors and finely woven tannins

This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 120 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 provides a true expression of the nested Oakville appellation. Evoking aromas of cherry, vanilla and nutmeg, with hints of cardamom, sweet herbs and mint to create layers of interest on a beautiful nose. The pallet has a very smooth entry, with vibrant fruit flavors, finely woven tannins and a generous palate. An abundance of ripe cherry and chocolate combine with notes of slate, mineral, sage and toffee to create a full and complex experience.


Janet Myers

Winemaker, Franciscan Estate

Winemaker, Janet Myers

Traveling a wine road wasn’t Janet Myers’ original path. In what now seems like another life, she gave up her pursuit of a doctorate in Biological Anthropology to move to London, where she worked in the restaurant industry. Living above a wine shop, she enjoyed sampling the wares of her downstairs neighbor and decided to learn about wine production. “When I realized that this was an industry that combined science and agriculture—which is my family’s background—I enrolled at UC Davis and haven’t looked back.”

The first harvest Janet worked was at the Robert Mondavi Winery in the Napa Valley. After graduating from UC Davis with a Master’s in Enology, Janet gave in to wanderlust. Wanting to connect to her roots by spending time in Italy (her mother’s ancestral home country), Janet turned to the Antinori winemaker in Italy, who immediately offered her a harvest internship at the Santa Cristina Estate in Chianti.

Before coming to Franciscan Estate in August of 2003 as associate winemaker, Janet also enjoyed stints in Australia’s Margaret River region and at big Cabernet producers Beaulieu Vineyard, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and Louis Martini. Janet was promoted to director of winemaking for Franciscan Estate in August 2005.

Country born: United States

Education: Masters in Enology from UC Davis
Internships at Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa, Antinori in Chianti, and in Australia's Margaret River Region.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Janet's winemaking philosophy is ultimately to showcase and highlight the flavors and personality of the vineyard she's working with. Her goal is to let the fruit shine, to let the vineyard be what it wants to be - while balancing ripeness of fruit with age-worthiness, and richness of texture with finesse.

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