Fess Parker

Fess Parker

Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Ming L
9.2

Dark fruited with steeped tea, baking spice, and even a bit black pepper. Ripe and deep. Paired really well with grilled salmon.
Could use another 4 or 5 years of bottle age.
— 13 days ago

Tom and Bob liked this

Bevan Cellars

Ontogeny Oakville Red Wine 2017

Deep purple in color with a short purplish rim.

Beautiful nose with lots of chocolates and light earth notes.

Full-bodied and elegant with medium acidity.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing black currants, cooked plums, cedar, tobacco, vanilla, dried figs, raisins, licorice, light earth, peppercorn, cola, spices and dark chocolates.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and crushed peppercorn.

This is a gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley. Big and bold. Spicy and tangy. Showing nice complexity at this point.

This 6 year old is drinking beautifully now. Rich yet elegant. Extracted and easy drinking. Well balanced and really delicious.

A beautiful surprise. I had the 2016 a few years ago, and this is drinking much better now. I did not expect it from the 2017 vintage.

Good right out of the bottle, and good by itself as a sipping wine. Robert Parker 93 points.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

15.2% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$110.
— 3 months ago

Juan, Sharon and 12 others liked this

Fess Parker

Marcella's Santa Barbara County White Blend 2021

Ming L
9.0

The fruits for 2021 Marcella’s were all from the winery home estate vineyard. Peach, pear, apple, lemon zest, and subtle fresh herbs. The palate is lively and nicely texture. Salty minerals on the finish.
65/29/6 Grenache Blanc/Viognier/Vermentino. Very good QPR.
— 4 months ago

Ira, Tom and 3 others liked this

Fess Parker

Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2022

Superb with a Jimmy John’s #9 Unwich — 2 months ago

TwiLea Fletcher
with TwiLea

Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

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Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, spices, oak, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, light earth, light vegetables, herbs, tobacco leaf and black pepper.

Medium finish with grippy tannins and raspberries.

This 15 year old, Fifth Growth Bordeaux, is still young and tight. Needs 5 to 10 years in the bottle to mature properly.

I gave it 90 minutes in the decanter, but it probably was not enough.

Robert Parker 96 points. Wine Spectator 92 points.

Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Grippy and rich.

Definitely needs food at this point, like a big piece of steak.

A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

13% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$125.
— 4 months ago

Paul, Joseph and 27 others liked this

Fess Parker

Ashley's Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2010

Ming L
9.4

While PN from Sta. Rita Hills is known for its bight red cherry fruits, this one has a bit more dark fruits laced with warm spices and still vibrant acidity. The palate is supple and elegant with deep complex flavors. Velvety tannins. At its peak. — 5 months ago

Bob, Severn and 2 others liked this

Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2001

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This is a fabulous Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a brick rim.

Full bodied and smooth.

Dry and fruity on the palate with medium acidity.

Showing blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, earth, light vegetables, coffee and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 23 year old is elegant and powerful. Rich and extracted, with a nice mouthfeel.

Good by itself as a sipping wine. Well balanced with great complexity. I just love these Napa Bordeaux blends.

Robert Parker 98 points. Wine Enthusiasts 94 points.

A great quality wine that will continue to age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.

A blend of of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

96 points.

$400.
— a month ago

Stephen, Bob and 25 others liked this
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Brilliant owner, wine, vineyard, and wine-making…these wines age so gracefully.
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Parker Coonawarra Estate

Coonawarra Shiraz 2021

Medium-dark purple color, redfruits and spice, soft, velvety tannins, easy drinking, but nice complexity as well, very nice Coonawarra Shiraz!! — 5 months ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
Andrew, Ira and 4 others liked this