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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Fess Parker Santa Barbara The Big Easy 2010
Fess Parker Santa Barbara The Big Easy 2010
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The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

With The Big Easy, Fess Parker wanted to pay homage to one of their favorite cities, a culinary mecca and great supporters of their wines, New Orleans. Notes of blackberry, plum, smoked meat, acacia flower, vanilla and pepper are found on the nose along with flavors of blueberry, blackberry, dark chocolate, black cherry, all spice and vanilla on the palate. Enjoy this meaty, well structured blend to a long lengthy finish with its dense chocolaty tannins.

Blend: 66% Syrah, 19% Petite Sirah, 15% Grenache

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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.