July 31, 2001 Grapevine California vintner Jess Jackson got cold feet when it came to parting with his family-owned Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates. In May, shortly after Australian wine giant BRL Hardy announced its bid for the Sonoma County-based company, Kendall-Jackson CEO Lewis Platt said that after considering offers from a number of firms, the winery was no longer pursuing a sale or merger.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands July 31, 2001.
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