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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Fess Parker Santa Barbara Viognier 2004
Fess Parker Santa Barbara Viognier 2004
(search item no. 86495)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $19.49

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
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Juicy aromatics of honeydew, apricot, honeysuckle, warm apple pie, and vanilla with hints of oak, graphite, peach and floral notes. Mouthwatering flavors of peach, pear, and honey are integrated with hazelnut, light cream, and citrus. This wine displays excellent balance and weight with a rich, round mouthfeel and 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.