Fess Parker Rodney's Vineyard Syrah 2006
Syrah/Shiraz from Santa Maria Valley, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
The 2006 Rodney's Vineyard Syrah reveals notes of lavender, charcoal, truffles, cre'am de cassis, blackberries and smoky oak. This full-bodied, multilayered, texured, voluptuous Syrah possesses beautiful density, sweet, silky tannins and stunning concentration as well as purity.
"A brilliant effort, the 2006 Syrah Rodney's Vineyard reveals notes of lavender, charcoal, truffles, creme de cassis, blackberries, and smoky oak. This full-bodied, multilayered, textured, voluptuous Syrah possesses beautiful density, sweet, silky tannins, and stunning concentration as well as purity. It should drink well for 7-8 years"
The Wine Advocate
"The sheer deliciousness gives this wine its high score. It's like a decadent pastry dessert, with dark chocolate truffle, grilled black cherry, cassis, anise and sandalwood flavors sprinkled with cinnamon and pepper. But it's fully dry. The high alcohol and softness suggest drinking now. "
"Fleshy plum and cherry jam flavors are wrapped in firm tannins in this full-bodied effort, picking up mineral and tobacco notes on the long, fleshy finish. Drink now through 2011."
"Dark purple. Musky scents of blackcurrant, cherry skin and rooty sassafras, with slow-building olive and violet qualities. Broad, fleshy dark berry liqueur flavors are framed by velvety tannins, picking up cracked pepper and olive notes with air. A serious, chewy wine that develops sweetness and spiciness on the long, sappy finish. Decant this if you plan on opening it any time soon."
International Wine Cellar
Earthy & Spicy
This is a dark garnet color Syrah that opens with an incredible boysenberry/blackberry bouquet, with hints of black pepper. Full-bodied, with sweet & silky tannins, very juicy with a nice balance of spicy mulberry and black licorice notes. The finish is dry and lingers quite nicely. An awesome Syrah! I wasn't a big Syrah fan...until I tried this one - I'm hooked! This is definitely a winner!! I highly recommend it.
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When Fess Parker was cast in the roll of Davy Crockett in the mid-1950's, it caused an international sensation and changed his life forever. So, too, did the purchase of 714 acres in the Santa Ynez Valley change the course of the Parker family's history.
Realizing the potential of Santa Barbara County as a premium grape-growing region, Fess and his son, Eli, originally set out in...
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Situated near the ocean in the larger Santa Barbara district, the Santa Maria Valley appellation runs east to west. Pacific Ocean air funnels in to cool the vineyards, allowing the grapes to evenly ripen and reach their full potential. This unique climate paired with the region's well-drained soils helps create some sought-after grapes.
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(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...
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