Essere Franco

2015 Petit Verdot
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

2017 Offering

Vintage Perspective Auction

Auction 21 | Lot No. 184

Essere Franco

Vintage: 2015
Varietal: Petit Verdot
Appellation: Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • Estate grown and produced; terroir driven with intensity, focus and balance
  • 100% Petit Verdot from a single Oak Knoll District vineyard along the Mayacamas Mountains
  • Aged for 22 months in 100% French oak
  • Inky and concentrated in structure, the wine is indicative of winemaker Tom Foster’s style


Sourced from our 5-acre vineyard in the Oak Knoll District along the Mayacamas Mountains, your Premiere Napa Valley wine is 100% Petit Verdot. Inky and concentrated in structure, this wine is indicative of winemaker Tom Foster’s style – terroir driven with intensity, focus, and balance.

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Thomas Foster

Winemaker, Mia Carta

Winemaker, Thomas Foster

Tom's winemaking roots grew directly from the cellar. It all started working for Bill Hill at the William Hill Winery. He worked along Nils Venge at Groth. Opus One he worked with Genevieve Janssens, Tim Mondavi, and Patrick Leon. A few other wineries are Lewis Cellars, VJB Vineyards, Bryson Vineyards, and his own brands Thomas Michael and Coombsville.

Country born: USA

Education: BS Fermentation Science U.C. Davis

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Minimalistic - let the vineyard���s terroir show through the wine while accentuating fruit and balance.

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1018 embassy row way
johns island  SC  29455
United States


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