The industry learned this morning that legend Jess Jackson died at his Geyserville, Calif., home after a long battle with melanoma cancer. He was 81. In addition to Kendall-Jackson's obituary, Wine Spectator also featured an interesting article on his legacy. "Jackson was a maverick by nature, often mercurial and unabashedly competitive. A savvy businessman, he preferred to meet challenges head-on," writes Wine Spectator.