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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Fess Parker Ashley's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2004
Fess Parker Ashley's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2004
(search item no. 89873)

PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $52.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Ashley's Pinot Noir possesses aromas of blueberries, black cherries, and smoke. The palate is medium-to-full bodied with impressive purity, subtle oak notes and moderate tannin in the finish.
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About Fess Parker:

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 1989 to plant a small vineyard and sell fruit to local producers. But, as Fess' daughter, Ashley explains, "Fess is from Texas, so he can't do anything small." The Fess Parker Winery and Vineyard now farms almost 700 acres on four vineyards throughout Santa Barbara County.