New Scores and Acclaims Hot Off the Press!

March 10, 2021

From Napa to Oregon and New Zealand, our Foley family wines are catching the attention of the world’s top critics. And the superlatives are flying! From “Richly opulent,” and “balanced, stylish” to “Smooth and generous,” this list has something for everyone.

So, scroll below for a snapshot of some of 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

17 FJ Estate Meritage

 

2017 Foley Johnson Rutherford Estate Meritage

93 Points, James Suckling

“Aromas of ripe plums, black cherries, cloves and walnuts. It’s full-bodied with firm, sleek tannins. Some savory dried-herb notes to this, too, complementing the polished, spice and cocoa flavors. Drink or hold.” - JS

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17 Cabernet

2017 Merus Cabernet Sauvignon

93 Points, James Suckling

“I like the blueberry and cedar aromas with hints of violets. It’s medium-to full-bodied with very fine tannins that are firm and polished. Flavorful finish. Nicely crafted. Drink or hold.” - JS

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18 Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay, Chalk Hill AVA

2018 Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay

90 Points, Wine Enthusiast

“An acid-driven beginning evolves into a bigger, richer style on the midpalate of this wine, which is richly opulent in caramel, brioche and an intensity of fig. Rounded and lengthy, it has full-figured flavor.” - Virginie Boone

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2019 Chalone Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir

90 Points, Wine & Spirits Best Pinot Noirs Issue

Will be featured in April 2021 issue!

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18 TR Svelte

2018 Three Rivers Winery Red Blend Svelte Columbia Valley

92 Points, Anthony Dias Blue, Blue Lifestyle

“Smooth and generous with dense plum and berry fruit, lush and balanced; long and deep, classic and long.” - ADB

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18 TR Trivulet Red

2018 Three Rivers Winery Premium Red Blend Trivulet Wahluke Slope

91 Points, Anthony Dias Blue, Blue Lifestyle

“Deep garnet color, ripe plum, dense flavors, rich with good depth and balance.” - ADB

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18 TR Syrah

2018 Three Rivers Winery Syrah Pepper Bridge Walla Walla Valley

91 Points, Anthony Dias Blue, Blue Lifestyle

“From the internationally renowned vineyard in Walla Walla, a deep, dark wine with spice, blackberry and earth; a balanced, stylish effort.” - ADB

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top rated - Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc

2020 Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand

90 Points, James Suckling

“Passion-fruit, ripe-peach and lime-curd aromas with plenty of energy, leading to a palate that is packed with bright and zesty tropical-fruit flavors. Refreshing and drinkable. Drink now. Screw cap.” - JS

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18 Mt. Difficulty Pinot Noir

2018 Mt Difficulty Pinot Noir Central Otago Bannockburn New Zealand

93 Points, James Suckling

“Quite an intense, rich, red and dark-cherry and red-plum nose. There are some sappy and spicy elements on offer, too. The palate has such smooth, fleshy and fluid texture with bright red cherries sitting up on the finish. Drink now. Screw cap.” - JS

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Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc - crisp and refreshing

2019 Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand

91 Points, James Suckling

"Very fresh and attractive lime and passion-fruit aromas and flavors here. There’s a fine and long feel to the palate. Acidity slides the fresh, ripe fruit in fresh and long. Drink now. Screw cap.” - JS

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 Funky Jory Pinot Noir

2018 El Pino Club Funky Jory Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills)

91 Points, Wine Enthusiast

“El Pino Club adds an Oregon Pinot to its growing portfolio with this full-bodied and fleshy wine. A burst of ripe, fresh strawberry fruit fills the palate. It was aged in one-quarter new French oak, which balances out well and adds a streak of caramel as it rounds off the finish.” - Paul Gregutt

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El Pino Cusp - easy to drink Pinot Noir

2018 El Pino The Cusp Pinot Noir

91 Points, Wine & Spirits Best Pinot Noirs Issue

Will be featured in April 2021 issue!

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