"...as good a California Cotes du Rhone as one is likely to find....great QPR"
-Robert Parker from eRobertParker.com
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.
Aromas of black cherry, raspberry, boysenberry, black pepper, clove, cinnamon, and vanilla are coupled with flavors of black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, anise, and chocolate. A sweet mid-palate and soft finish.
Blend: 43% Syrah, 17% Grenache, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Carignane, 5% Mouvedre, 5% Sangiovese, 3% Cinsault and 3% Petite Sirah.