2017 Big Easy
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2017 Big Easy

Appellation
Santa Barbara County
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$35.00
 
SKU: BE17SBC6P
Wine Enthusiast
91
Jeb Dunnuck
91
Vinous
92

Description

"...powerful, inky and dense, and yet it is also impeccably balanced. Chocolate, plum, cedar, licorice and leather are some of the many notes that race out of the glass in this decidedly sumptuous, flamboyant wine. Readers who like overt, generous reds will find much to like here. I find myself increasingly drawn to The Big Easy now that it is a bit less heavy than it was years ago. This rich, hedonistic Santa Barbara red is sure to find many fans." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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 17 months in 48% new French & American oak
Vineyard Source
67% Rodney's Vineyard located on the Fess Parker Home Ranch, 27% Camp Four Vineyard, and 1% Hampton Vineyard all located in the Santa Ynez Valley & 5% Bien Nacido Vineyard located in the Santa Maria Valley

Wine Specs

Composition
53% Syrah, 32% Grenache, 15% Petite Sirah
Alcohol %
14.9
Acid
0.574 g/100ml
pH
3.74
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Production
7,070 cases