"I'm truly honored that Jackson Family Wines has entrusted me with this unique position," Heimoff said. "I was a huge admirer of Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke, not only professionally for their tremendous accomplishments, but personally. Jackson Family Wines is, simply put, the most superb portfolio of high-end wineries in America and I'm thrilled to now work for the family business."
Heimoff joins Jackson Family Wines after 22 years …
19 Foley Family Wines
950,000 cases ( US)
1.45 million (global)
21 Caymus Vineyards
750,000 ( US)
6.5 million (global)
25 The Hess Collection
26 Mesa Vineyards
28 Castle Rock Winery
…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 …
At the morning seminar on the Pinots of Willamette Valley, my friend Gillian Handelman , of Jackson Family Wines, remarked that Oregon winemakers seem to talk a lot more about soil and rocks than do California winemakers, who lean more toward climate in explaining their Pinots. That immediately rang true to me, and I wondered why it might be so. A few things occur to me:
…2010, Napa Valley. 14.5% alc. ( Jackson Family Wines) 76.2% cabernet sauvignon, 14.8% merlot, 4.9% malbec, 2.8% petit verdot, 1.3% cabernet franc. Lovely transparent ruby color; bouquet of graphite, lavender and violets, black currants and red cherries, hints of cedar, black olive and plum; mild tannins but very dry, bitter chocolate and exotic spice at the core, fairly austere finish, ending on a woody note; not badly-made but not compelling. Now through 2018 to '20. …
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 …
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.
One of the Hunter region's biggest solar power systems was unveiled at a winery yesterday. Drayton's Family Wines at Pokolbin flicked the switch on its new 200 kilowatt solar system that's expected to save the business more than $ 80,000 a year in energy costs.
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10 Kidder Family Winery Duet ( Lodi) : Those sour cherries have all the rustic charm they'll need, they could lose the spiffy oak suit. $ 24 B >> find this wine <<
11( Lodi) : Kicking back, laughing & …