Fess Parker Viognier 2010, Santa Barbara County

Viognier Viognier
California, Usa

$18.25 (297523)

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89 pts
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October 27, 2012

Critic Reviews (4)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

There is a really pleasant and surprising sense of restraint, and fruit purity. It is not as heavy, sweet and...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A gorgeous, drippy, dewy Viognier with sultry flavours backed by firm and slightly sour acidity. A touch of...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Not having tasted that many Californian Viogniers, the 2010 Fess Parker could not be more welcome. Pale-light lime in...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Translucent green gold, almost chartreuse like; the nose offers a curious mix of roast coffee grounds and caramel...

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Community Reviews (2)

scoot
scoot

Nice smooth and buttery finish with a fruity overtone. Had with BBQ ribs that were spicy and went very well.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Description: Bright gold in colour with a medium to medium+ intense nose.

This wine straddles between very good and excellent.

Positives: Light oak with a creamy texture featuring lemon, peach, apricot, honeysuckle, honey, wildflower, pineapple, pear, peach pits, & lemon grass. Medium body with good acidity and a long finish.

Negatives: A touch bitter on the finish, and a little hot from the 14.5% alcohol.

Interesting Point: “ His name may be fading into the past, but in the ’50s and ’60s, Fess Parker was hugely famous for playing Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone on television. He turned his earnings on shows like that and others into this highly successful winery. He died in 2010.” LCBO

Drink now or over the next year on its own or pair it with French cut pork chops stuffed with cheese and sundried tomatoes.

Tasted: 3 March 2013

Score: 8.5+/10, value: 8.5+/10, Total: 17.5/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+

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