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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
Fess Parker Santa Barbara Viognier 2000
Fess Parker Santa Barbara Viognier 2000
(search item no. 42075)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This aromatically vibrant and flavorful wine exhibits fruit elements of melon, white peaches, apricots, pears, honey and ripe grapefruit. These elements are enhanced by light spice, mineral and floral notes. The wine displays excellent balance and a pleasant lingering 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.