New Scores and Acclaims Hot Off the Press!

April 16, 2021

From Napa south to California’s Sta. Rita Hills AVA in the Central Coast, our Foley family wines have earned some exciting new accolades over the last 30 days!

Scroll below to see the recent praise our wines have garnered, along with a buy button if available, or where to find near you. Thanks as always for your support! - FFWS

2017 FJ Cabernet

2017 Foley Johnson Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Estate

90 Points, Wine Spectator

“Features a solid core of red and black currant preserve flavors, flanked by a rich earth accent and backed by loam, licorice and tobacco notes on the finish. Best from 2021 through 2027. ” - JL

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FC Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County

91 Points, Year's Best Cabs, Best Buy, Wine & Spirits Magazine

“This gentle Sonoma cabernet is cool and refreshing. Its clarity of flavor brings to mind roses, both in their perfume and in the greenness of their stems, that floral scent infusing the light chocolate notes in the tannins. Pour it with roast quail.” - J.G.

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18 Roth Cab

2018 Roth Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

GOLD, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (2021)

Bold, full-bodied and rich. Dark in color, it displays mighty aromas of intense dark fruit, cassis and cocoa powder. The palate displays exceptional balance with rich and layered flavors of black cherry, plum, mocha, toasted and a subtle minerality. - FFWS

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2019 Chalone Chardonnay

2019 Chalone Vineyard Estate Estate Grown Chardonnay

93 Points, Wine Enthusiast

“Recent vintages mark a return to grace for this historic property, where Winemaker Gianni Abate is bringing life back to the wines. This bottling begins with a tight citrus-peel element on the nose as well as crushed sea shell. The texture is very rocky in a pleasant way, carrying fresh flavors of yuzu peel, jicama and Asian pear!” - M.K.

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19 Chalone Estate Pinot Noir

2019 Chalone Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir

93 Points, Wine Enthusiast

“Tight aromas of boysenberry and black raspberry meet with a wet soil minerality, red flowers and a touch of mace on the nose of this bottling. Tart cherry and cranberry flavors are fresh on the palate, where mixed dried herbs and a light vanilla finish make for a complex experience.” - M.K. 

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17 Lincourt Pinot

2017 Lincourt Rancho Santa Rosa Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills

94 Points, Wine Enthusiast

“Aromas of lavender potpourri, dried meat and baked black plum make for a heady, inviting nose in this bottling. The palate is cohesive and well-integrated, offering hints of roasted tomato, baked plum, thyme and oregano, with an elegant acidity that cuts through the rich mouthfeel.” - M.K.

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