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Foley Family Wines Continues to Earn Acclaim

Foley Family Wines continues to earn acclaim from the industry’s most respected publications for brands and varietals across the portfolio. Here are a few wines that have caught the attention of editors in recent months:

2017 Acrobat Pinot Gris, Oregon | Wine Enthusiast, 90 points & Best Buy

“A change of owners (from King Estate to Foley Family) has not changed the success or style of this high-volume wine. Strikingly fresh, textural and minerally, this offers crisp flavors of celery, grapefruit and lime. Excellent length and mouth-tingling freshness make it a wine to drink over the next year.”

> Shop 2017 Acrobat Pinot Gris

2015 Chalk Hill Estate Red, Chalk Hill AVA | Wine Enthusiast, 90 points

“This blends 57% Cabernet Sauvignon with 29% Malbec, 10% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot. It offers impressive tension of smoky black fruit, dark chocolate and leather with rounded edges of richness and sizable tannin.”

> Shop 2015 Chalk Hill Estate Red

2015 Chalone Estate Pinot Noir, Chalone AVA | Wine Enthusiast, 92 Points and Editors’ Choice; 

“Notable for a distinctive loamy earth presence and a mix of gravel and dried berry flavors, this ends with a chalky flintiness. Drink now through 2024.” 

> Shop 2015 Chalone Pinot Noir

2016 Firestone Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Ynez Valley | Wine Enthusiast, 88 points & Best Buy; Wine & Spirits, 88 Points and Year’s Best US Cabernets & Blends Best Buy

“This is a very savory and quite compelling Cabernet, starting with aromas of black pepper, tar, dried olive and yet also a bright fresh boysenberry kick. The palate is framed by lavish, silky tannins that envelop flavors of cassis, black cherry and baking spice, with continued layers of Sichuan peppercorn and plum arising into the finish.” – Wine Enthusiast

“This has the juicy flavor of Castelvetrano olives, taking the vegetal side of cabernet and adding black-bean notes. Tannic at the edges, soft at its core, this needs roast lamb to find its balance.” – Wine & Spirits

2017 Firestone Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley | Wine Enthusiast, 88 points & Best Buy

“Strong aromas of dewy springtime grass, lime zest, pomelo rind and wet cement make for a pungent entry to this bottling. The palate is stony in flavor, with touches of pink lemonade, cut grass and lime rind.”

> Shop 2017 Firestone Sauvignon Blanc

2016 Foley Johnson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford | Robert Parker, 91+ points

“The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is deep purple-black in color with a nose of herbs, black cherries, redcurrants and cassis with a waft of tree bark. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm and grainy, finishing with an herbal lift.”

> Shop 2016 Foley Johnson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Foley Johnson Petit Verdot | Robert Parker, 90+ points

“The deep purple-black colored 2016 Petit Verdot Estate gives up crushed redcurrants, black plums and blackberries scents with touches of dried herbs, garrigue, tar and tilled soil. The palate is full-bodied, firm and grainy with vibrant red and black fruit and an herbal lift on finish.”

2014 Foley Johnson Meritage, Rutherford | Wine Spectator, 92 points

“Top 100 of 2018; Bordeaux-like, offering an expansive mix of currant, cedar, cigar box, riverbed and tobacco leaf flavors. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2020-2032.”

> Shop 2014 Foley Johnson Meritage

2016 Sebastiani Gravel Bed Red, Sonoma County | Wine & Spirits, 91 points

“This is a brisk cabernet sauvignon (79 percent) blended with merlot and malbec. Its cool tannins carry a dark, resinous herb character, providing a zesty counterpoint to the lush fruit sweetness. The texture is full and mellow, enlivened by fresh mineral acidity that provides a sandstone-like abrasion to the finish. Pour it with pork rillettes or other charcuterie.”

> Shop 2016 Sebastiani Gravel Bed

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