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Sonoma's Unsung Hero

James Laube
Issue: January 31, 2001

January 31st, 2001 Sonoma's Unsung Hero Tom Mackey, the winemaker for St. Francis Winery in Sonoma Valley, called me on the day before Thanksgiving with some sad news. The end of a life and the end of an era—in a week set aside for reflection, family reunions and giving thanks for the bounty of the land.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands January 31, 2001.

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