Fess Parker Winery
2013 Rodney's Viognier
Santa Barbara County
Our estate vineyard, named in honor of Fess' late son-in-law, was planted in 1989 to predominantly traditional Rhone varietal types. The warm days and cool nighttime temperatures at this vineyard allow for a long growing season and consequently, great maturity and flavor development in our grapes.
"Smoke, apricot pit, peach, mint and new oak meld together in the 2013 Viognier Rodney's Vineyard. Layered and succulent in the glass, the 2013 is impeccably balanced from start to finish. The 2013 was done entirely in new oak, which gives the wine much of its shape, texture and persistence." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous
"This nose from the actor-turned-vintner's family vineyard shows tight aromas of chalk, rain on cement and lime pith and blossoms. The laser-focused palate holds to the lime-pith lead, also showing ruby-red grapefruit juice, but exercising a lot of clean restraint." ~ Wine Enthusiast