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2011 Fess Parker Winery Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Santa Barbara County"

Fess Parker 2011 Santa Barbara County Syrah

Winery: Fess Parker Winery

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Santa Barbara County"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Barbara County

State or country: CA

Price: $28

Cases produced: 3,037

KWG Score: 89.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: January 21, 2014

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Syrah from Fess Parker was one of our top finishers in our recent blind tasting. It does opens with a challenging flinty, leather, black olive and boysenberry bouquet. However on the palate, its charm wins you over. It is medium bodied, balanced and smooth. It displays very tasty blueberry and gentle black cherry flavors. We also detected hints of oak, black pepper, black olive and cola. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins build up nicely and fade away. The panel suggested pairing this very good and reasonable priced Syrah with filet mignon with Bearnaise sauce or venison. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Flavors of dark cherry, blackberry, spice and toast commingle on the palate with light mint and herbal notes.

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