Foley Johnson

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

2020 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 24 | Lot No. 167
Vintage: 2018

Foley Johnson

Cabernet Sauvignon

10 cases produced


  • Sourced entirely from our estate vineyard in the acclaimed Rutherford nested appellation
  • Aging for 18 months in 100% new French oak
  • This powerful yet balanced wine offers distinctive flavors, aromas and a rich mouthfeel
  • Grown in the well-draining Rutherford Dust, which is ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon


Our Premiere Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced entirely from our estate vineyards in the heart of the Rutherford nested appellation. The acclaimed "Rutherford Dust" is comprised of thick, heavy adobe soils with small amounts of gravel which provide ideal growing conditions for Cabernet Sauvignon. A wine of grit and elegance, there are hints of vanilla and tobacco that complement each other, while notes of sage and bay leaf elevate the flavors. The finish is beautifully structured, delivering length, body and texture to complete the experience.

Wine Facts

  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Giovani Verdejo

Winemaker, Foley Johnson

Winemaker, Giovani Verdejo

In 2000, he began his career in the wine industry at Kuleto Estate Winery where he worked under winemaker, David Lattin.

In 2011, Gio was given an opportunity to work for Merus in addition to his Kuleto Estate position, handcrafting some of the best Cabernet Sauvignons in the Napa Valley. In 2016, Gio ventured out of the Napa Valley and became the Associate Winemaker at Langtry Estate in the Guenoc Valley of Lake County. However, Gio always had a love for Napa Valley and when he was offered the head of Winemaker position at Foley Johnson, he was thrilled to get back to his Napa roots. “I have always been a big fan of Foley Johnson wines and am happy and honored to continue the Foley Family's legacy and vision. The Rutherford AVA is highly regarded and the Foley Johnson vineyards are in an ideal location for grape growing. I am thrilled to be working with Rutherford grapes. This is a great appellation for Bordeaux varietals.”

In his free time, Gio enjoys spending time with his wife, Angie, three children, and their two dogs. He also loves watching the Dallas Cowboys, and going to summer concerts at the Veterans Memorial Park in Napa.

Country born: Mexico

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Beverages & More

1401 Willow Pass Road
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Concord  CA  94520-5242

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