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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Fess Parker Ashley's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
Fess Parker Ashley's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 112126)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $48.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate 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:

A dark ruby garnet color and aromas of cherry, raspberry, black tea, baking spices and vanilla, all set the stage for this elegant wine. Black cherry, ripe raspberry, nutmeg and wetstone with well integrated oak are highlighted by the hallmark acidity found in fruit from this cold climate vineyard. A great balance of acid, tannin, weight and fleshy texture frames it all in nicely and makes for terrific aging potential.
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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.