The Big Easy 2014
With The Big Easy, the winery wanted to pay homage to one of their favorite cities, a culinary mecca and great supporters of our wines, New Orleans. Notes of blackberry, blueberry, pepper, BBQ spices, Herb de Provence, floral/violet, sage and vanilla are found on the nose along with flavors of blueberry, boysenberry, black plum, dark chocolate, grilled meat with a touch of oak on the palate. Enjoy this meaty, well-structured blend to a long lengthy finish with its round/soft tannins.
Blend: 66% Syrah, 18% Petite Sirah, 16% Grenache
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