2021 Pinot Noir – Russian River Valley
No Brother is more celebrated or has had a greater impact in Kappa Sigma’s history than Stephen Alonzo Jackson, affectionately known as the Golden-Hearted Virginian. Born on September 22, 1852 in Abingdon, Virginia, “Lon” Jackson as he was known was described “Gentle as a woman, firm as a rock – a perfect bundle of nervous energy. His love of the Fraternity knew no bounds, and his enthusiasm was so contagious that it influenced everybody who came within his reach.” At the Baltimore convention of 1876 he was elected Worthy Grand Master, the first to hold that office. He married Mary Ernest later that year and would go on to father two future Kappa Sigma Brothers: J. Ernest Jackson (Mu Chapter) and Minter Jackson (Lambda Chapter). Stephen Alonzo Jackson died before his 40th birthday on March 4, 1892. At the 1894 Richmond Grand Conclave, March 4th was officially pronounced and is still celebrated within Kappa Sigma as Stephen Alonzo Jackson Day.
We introduce you to S.A. Jackson. This premium Pinot Noir is from the Russian River Valley AVA of Sonoma County. This beautiful wine is influenced mostly by the fog of the AVA and is very aromatic, with a velvet mouthfeel, and has a fruit character that is ripe and intense.