23 April 2014

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…13.7% alc. From the Clayhouse division of Middleton Family Wines. Zinfandel 23%, petite sirah 22%, cabernet sauvignon 21%, malbec 17%, petit verdot 10%, tempranillo 4%, syrah 3%. Dark ruby color; black cherries, plums, blueberries, undercurrents of briers, brambles and graphite; rollicking spicy element and bright acidity; very dry, moderate tannins, even-tempered and fun to drink. Now through 2015. Very Good+. About $ 14, representing Real Value .

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In yet another sign that Oregon is gaining recognition for its wines, Bill Foley and Foley Family Wines have purchased The Four Graces - a producer of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc in the Dundee Hills of Oregon's Willamette Valley.

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Foley Family Wines has made its latest acquisition with the purchase of The Four Graces, which produces Oregon Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc in the Dundee Hills of Oregon's Willamette Valley. The marks their first foray into Oregon.

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By steve of STEVE HEIMOFF| WINE BLOG 1 month ago.
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…in all the areas I described above. It seems clear that my acquisition by Jackson Family Wines, and Wilfred's by wine.com, both occurred, at least in part but to a great degree, because those companies appreciated that we have become generalists with a wide degree of knowledge of how this industry works-whereas an employee hired out of business school with an MBA or a degree in marketing or communications lives in a sort of bubble, where the horizon is limited by the contours of her …

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By steve of STEVE HEIMOFF| WINE BLOG 1 month ago.
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Court and Stonestreet. They are part of the Jackson Family Wines portfolio, where I just started work as director of communications and wine education. Before some of you start freaking out, let me just say this: I've been giving those two wineries, as well as others in the JFW portfolio, high scores for many, many years. I am not about to stop praising them, just because somebody thinks I'm trying to please my employer. That's not how I roll, and I should hope everyone knows …

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By Jo Diaz of Wine Blog 1 month ago.
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Keeping it real... well I know Steve Heimoff will. The natural buzz that's developing is, "Will the Jackson Family Wines be keeping it real?" Yes, I believe all parties will. I've known Steve Heimoff long enough to know that if he's not true to himself, he'll crumble and so will everything else around him. I've [...]

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By Mike Veseth of The Wine Economist 1 month ago.
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19 Foley Family Wines

950,000 cases ( US)

1.45 million (global)

400

20 Rodney Strong Vineyards

820,000

164

21 Caymus Vineyards

800,000 (est)

n/a

22 Vintage Wine Estates

800,000

280

23 Boisset Family Estates

750,000 ( US)

6.5 million (global)

n/a

24 Wente Vineyards

750,000

550

25 The Hess Collection

700,000

140

26 Mesa Vineyards

650,000

n/a

27 Domaine Chandon

625,000

217

28 Castle Rock Winery

550,000

9

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Zinfandel 2011 are 55 to 60 years old and are found in the Sherman Family Vineyards in the Mokelumne River American Viticultural Area, located in the southwestern part of the overall of Lodi AVA. Mokelumne River was established as an AVA in 2006, though it was the first region in the county to be planted to vines. The wine aged in French and Hungarian oak barrels, less than 35 percent new; the number of months is not specified. The Fields Family Old Vine Zinfandel '11 …

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By Dezel Quillen of My Vine Spot 1 month ago.
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Fields Family Wines 2011 Estate Syrah

Review : Fields Family Wines 2011 Estate Syrah ( SRP $ 22): Warm climate fruit character mingles with cool-climate structure in this enjoyable bottle of Lodi Syrah. An inviting mix of dark skinned and high-toned berry fruit fill the nose followed by brown spice, white pepper, and a faint smoky quality. The palate is pleasing and ripe, but not overly so, with good depth of fruit and understated acidity adding a refreshing lift through …

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Drayton's Family Wines at Pokolbin recently installed one of the Hunter's largest solar power systems - a project expected to save the family-operated winery up to $ 83,000 a year in energy costs. For six generations Drayton's has been producing some of the Hunter Valley's finest wines, with the latest installation expected to lay the groundwork for future generations to continue the family legacy.

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