2006 Fess Parker Winery Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "The Big Easy"
Winery: Fess Parker Winery
Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Big Easy"
Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)
Grape blend: 100% Syrah
Region: Santa Barbara County
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 1,516
KWG Score: 92.6 (based on 5 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: February 1, 2010
Wine Review: This dark ruby colored syrah was recently recommended by the KWG tasting panel. It opens with a red currant bouquet with hints of black cherry and strawberry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, smooth, and savory. The flavor profile is a ripe black currant, with notes of black licorice, black pepper, and Dr. Pepper. The finish is dry with a touch of heat and mild tingly tannins that linger slightly. The panel felt this wine would pair well with braised short ribs. Enjoy – KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: This Syrah certainly lives up to its name offering aromas of blackberry jam, plum, blueberry, graham cracker, maple syrup and vanilla. Fruit flavors of blackberry and blueberry combine well with vanilla, toasty oak and cinnamon to create a rich and round finish.
Organic status: not organic
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