There won't be another quite like Jess Jackson. The man who built a wine empire from the ground up and strove to place his Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay on every retail shelf in the country still casts a long shadow a year and a half after his death. The future of Jackson Family Wines is also emblematic of how a production giant, still family-run, maintains success in an ever more competitive and fragmented winemaking world. Wine Spectator's Tim Fish explains.
From the Nov 15, 2012, issue