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Fess Parker Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills 2011

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"Starting off the reds and a rock-solid, value-priced effort, the 2011 Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills dishes out impressive typicity and class with its red fruit, flower garden and spice aromatics, medium body and light, silky texture. Delicious and easy-drinking...." -Wine Advocate "Mixes firm tannins and a dusty oak edge with dried berry flavors...." –JL, Wine Spectator

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Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard:
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 1... Read more
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. Read less

External Reviews for Fess Parker Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
08/09/2015

There’s a wild array of aromas to this appellation blend, including wild mint and huckleberries. It’s bright red fruit at first sip, then the wine downshifts into cloves, wet asphalt and anise. A direct but clean and very appealing selection, ready for enjoyment now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
08/09/2015

Starting off the reds and a rock-solid, value-priced effort, the 2011 Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills dishes out impressive typicity and class with its red fruit, flower garden and spice aromatics, medium body and light, silky texture. Delicious and easy-drinking, it will dish out loads of pleasure over the coming 3–4 years. Drink now–2017.



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"Starting off the reds and a rock-solid, value-priced effort, the 2011 Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills dishes out impressive typicity and class with its red fruit, flower garden and spice aromatics, medium body and light, silky texture. Delicious and easy-drinking...." -Wine Advocate "Mixes firm tannins and a dusty oak edge with dried berry flavors...." –JL, Wine Spectator

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