Fess Parker Santa Barbara Viognier 2009
Viognier from Central Coast, California
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Light straw in color, this Viognier offers aromas of white peach, jasmine, lychee nut, vanilla and a hint of cinnamon. Enjoy flavors of honeysuckle, honeydew melon and white nectarine combined with peach and vanilla on the palate.
Blend: 80% Viognier, 13% Marsanne, 5% Grenache Blanc, 2% Roussanne
"The 2009 Viognier is one of the more generous whites in this lineup. White peaches, mint and vanilla emerge from this rich white. An element of slight heaviness is the only thing that keeps the score from going higher. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2015."
The Wine Advocate
"Yellow apple, lime peel and ripe pear flavors lead the way in this direct, focused, wonderfully spicy and duly fragrant wine. This features floral details and generous acidity."
"ivid yellow. Pungent aromas of pear nectar, nectarine, baking spices and smoky lees, with a suave floral quality in the background. Juicy, penetrating pit and orchard fruit flavors are brightened by a zesty citrus quality and show no rough edges. Suave and highly floral, finishing with good clarity and mineral-driven persistence."
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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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The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...
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Viognier(vee-ohn-YAY) Viognier is best known for producing the rich, aromatic white wines of the Northern Rhone. Once a pricey commodity of the area, it's now much easier to find and drink. The perfumed grape creates wines of distinct aromas and flavors. Lower in acid and even lower yielding, Viognier kept to itself in Southern France until some traveling winemakers took hold of...
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