2016 Big Easy

Type
Fess Parker Winery

2016 Big Easy

Appellation
Santa Barbara County

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SKU: BE16SBC6P
Wine Enthusiast
91
Jeb Dunnuck
92
Vinous
95

Description

"The 2016 The Big Easy is fabulous. Rich, powerful and flamboyant to its core the Big Easy hits the palate with tremendous fruit intensity. Super-ripe red cherry, raspberry jam, white chocolate, vanillin and new American oak shape this opulent Syrah/Petite Sirah/Grenache blend. Winemaker Blair Fox has dialed in a style that captures all the exuberance of past editions, but with more nuance than the Big Easy has ever shown. And I say that as someone who has never loved this wine. The 2016 is simply outrageously delicious." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

"...It's always an uber-ripe, pleasure-bent effort and the 2016 is no exception, although it has a beautiful weightlessness and elegance about it as well. Blackcurrants, camphor, scorched earth, licorice, and spice notes all emerge from this medirm to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, delicious red that packs ample fruit and texture. Don't age it, drink it." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

With The Big Easy we wanted to pay homage to one of our favorite cities, a culinary mecca and great supporters of our wines, New Orleans.

This well-structured blend has the same characteristics you have come to expect from The Big Easy, rich dark fruit flavors with a touch of oak, and soft tannins that lead to a long lengthy finish. 

Tasting Notes
COLOR: opaque purple AROMAS: blackberry, black cherry, plum, boysenberry, vanilla, baking spices, smoked chocolate, anise FLAVORS: blueberry, blackberry, dark chocolate, plum, smoked meat, vanilla
Barrel Aging
Aged 16 months in 61% new French & American oak
Vineyard Source
70% Rodney's Vineyard, 30% Camp Four Vineyard both located in the Santa Ynez Valley

Wine Specs

Composition
57% Syrah, 31% Petite Sirah, 12% Grenache
Alcohol %
14.9
Acid
0.521 g/100ml
pH
3.82
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Production
5,582 cases