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Janet Myers

USA, Franciscan, White Blend (Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Muscat), Equilibrium, Napa Valley, California, 2012

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A white blend of: 72% sauvignon blanc, 17% chardonnay, and 11% muscat. N/ Crushed river rock dust sprinkled over crisp, fresh yellow hay. Green melons, pear juice, white flowers, and yellow tropicals dance on on bit of lime. Crushed oyster shells. A touch of powdered sugar. Absolutely delightful. Wow, I love this nose. T/ Medium mouthfeel. […]

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WineMaker Spotlight, Winemakers, Janet Myers, Franciscan Estates and Mount Veeder Winery, Napa Valley, California

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Janet Myers presides over two venerable wine houses: Franciscan Estates and Mount Veeder Winery. I’ve been a fan of Franciscan wines for many years now, but have not had the chance to try Mount Veeder (although their reputation is stellar). A few weeks ago I visited Franciscan again and sampled Janet’s sauvignon blanc (fresh hay […]

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USA, Franciscan, Chardonnay, Cuvée Sauvage, Carneros, Napa Valley, California, 2010

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Production methods of note: i) only wild, native vineyard yeasts used and ii) she was sur lie aged. N/ Wet steel and concrete, in the best way possible. Bright, fresh, dried hay. River rocks bleaching in the hot sun. Yellow tropicals. Solid Chardonnay nose, but with interesting toast, hay, and burlap nuances. Enough butterscotch and […]

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