Fess Parker Frontier Red Lot 81
Vibrant aromas of ripe bing cherry, red currant, sandalwood, cinnamon, vanilla and herbes de provence. These flavors mass together in a lush and jammy fashion loaded with rich cherries, boysenberry, plums, chocolate, and vanilla. The flavors fold together coherently in the mid-palate and finish with a soft lilt. It's juicy and balanced, all grapes considered.
$15.00 / Bottle $180.00 / Case
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.
Working as a family has always been a great source of pride and pleasure for the Parker family. Eli Parker began in the family business as assistant winemaker in 1989. After several years of learning the craft at the side of renowned and accomplished winemakers, Eli took the reigns as winemaker himself with the 1995 vintage. In 1996, Eli formally assumed the title and responsibilities of President.
Frontier Red Lot 81 is a blend of approximately 55% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 14% Carignane, 5% Petite Sirah, 5% Cinsault and 1% Mourvèdre. Grapes making this wine come from 50% Camp Four Vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley, 20% French Camp Vineyards in Paso Robles, 20% Scheid Vineyard in Monterey and 10% Rodney’s Vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley.