The Foley Food & Wine Society is celebrating two Foley Family Wines being named to Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2018. The list, revealed Monday, includes the 2015 The Four Graces Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, which ranked 50th among all wines, and the 2014 Foley Johnson Meritage, which came in at #100. This is the second year in a row a wine from Foley Family Wines has made the highly-regarded list. The 2014 Lancaster Estate Cabernet Sauvignon made the 2017 Top 100, ranking #86.
Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select their Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement. This annual list honors successful wineries, regions and vintages around the world.
“We are honored to be recognized on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 List” said Hugh Reimers, President of Foley Family Wines.
“To have two of our wines, as varied from each other as these two are, be recognized in the same year is exceptional. It illustrates the dedication to quality and consistency found among our estate winemakers across the entire Foley Family Wines portfolio.”
Senior Editor for Wine Spectator Tim Fish accompanied his review of the 2015 The Four Graces Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley with a 93-point score, writing, “An expressive and supple version, with a complex core of lively tannins and acidity, plus accents of black cherry, cinnamon and spice that linger toward the minerally finish. Drink now through 2024.”
Fellow Senior Editor James Laube awarded the 2014 Meritage from Foley Johnson 92 points, noting, “Bordeaux-like, offering an expansive mix of currant, cedar, cigar box, riverbed and tobacco leaf flavors. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2020 through 2032.”
The 2014 Foley Johnson Meritage can be purchased online or calling by the Foley Johnson tasting room at 707-963-1980.
Those wishing to purchase the 2015 The Four Graces Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley can do so by clicking here or can contact the tasting room at 800-245-2950.
Both wines can also be found at select retailers and fine dining establishments throughout the country.