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Fess Parker Winery
6200 Foxen Canyon Road
Los Olivos, CA 93441
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Located on Foxen Canyon Road Fess Parker Winery should still be on the wine adventures list. Fess Parker was a beloved American actor and played the role of Davy Crockett in the 1950’s. This label was also featured in the movie “Sideways” and is the location where actor, Paul Giamatti had his famous melt down scene. While visiting this location we heard a rumor that Mr. Parker did not care for the scene, because it was negative in nature. We would like to offer our opinion on this matter. Location made Paul Giamatti’s performance cringe worthy before he picked up the spit bucket. For persons who know wine it was the real one-two punch. The barrel room and tasting room has undergone renovation after Mr. Parkers passing in 2010. Normally we protest these types of changes, but they really did him proud. Included with this review is the members tasting room, we see a lot and this one is really great. We love the open spaces and picnic areas that flank the left side of the property. Enjoy a tasting flight for $14. Outside food and pets on a leash are welcome in the patio and outside areas. If you are in downtown Los Olivos you can visit the following Fess Parker locations: The Bear and the Star Restaurant, Epiphany and the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn.
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  • 2014 American Tradition Reserve Pinot Noir
    Color: dark garnet Aroma: black cherry, red plum, raspberry, baking spices, cardamom, vanilla, thyme, violet Flavors: black cherry, black raspberry, vanilla, rose water, touch of oak, cinnamon
  • 2015 Ashley's Chardonnay
    Color: light straw Aroma: white peach, apple, pear, honey, vanilla, baking spices, touch of oak Flavors: pear, citrus, lemon cream, green apple, pastry crust, vanilla, baking spices
  • 2014 Ashley's Pinot Noir
    Color: garnet Aroma: cherry, black raspberry, wild strawberry, flinty, nutmeg/baking spices, sage, fennel, smoke Flavors: black cherry, cranberry, raspberry, red plum, grilled sage, toasted oak, dark chocolate
  • 2014 Bien Nacido Chardonnay
    Color: golden straw Aroma: golden apple, pear, baked pineapple, graham cracker, baking spices, citrus Flavors: lemon/citrus, green apple, pear, vanilla, bright acidity, lemon cream, mineral finish
  • 2014 Bien Nacido Pinot Noir
    Color: dark garnet Aroma: explosive cherry, strawberry/rhubarb, earth, baking spices, vanilla, lilac/floral Flavors: black cherry, black plum, blueberry, boysenberry, earth, dried tobacco, dark chocolate
  • 2014 Big Easy
    Color: opaque purple Aroma: black plum, blackberry, tar/smoke, grilled meat, dried tobacco, vanilla, black pepper Flavors: black cherry, boysenberry, plum, milk chocolate, kirsch liqueur, smoked meat, vanilla
  • 2015 Big Easy Red Blend
  • 2015 Chardonnay
  • 2015 Chardonnay
  • 2014 Clone 115 Pinot Noir
    Color: ruby garnet Aroma: Bing cherry, red raspberry, wild strawberry, forest floor, crushed rock, lavender, Herbs de Provence, lilac Flavors: cherry, cranberry, minerality, ocean mist, floral, vanilla, nutmeg, red plum.
  • 2013 Crockett
    Opaque purple, with a deep, saturated color. High-toned black and blue fruits, dried herbs, dried tobacco, vanilla and grilled meat are abundant on the nose. On the palate, the Crockett has great weight, texture and length, suggesting that it will age well 4 to 6 years from the vintage date. Savor flavors of blackberry, black plum, grilled herbs, leather, scorched earth and dark chocolate.
  • 2014 Crockett
  • 2016 Dry Riesling
  • 2014 Festivity Blanc de Blanc
  • 2014 Festivity Blanc de Noirs
  • 2015 Festivity Brut Rose
  • 2009 Finale
    A dessert style wine inspired by the great Sauternes of Bordeaux praised for their balance and complexity. Concentrated and complex this wine displays rich layers of honeysuckle, peach and creme caramel. You will find this to be an outstanding partner to a variety of dessert and cheese dishes but beware, it is also dangerously delicious on its own!
  • 2015 Marcella's White Wine
    Color: pale straw Aroma: white flowers (jasmine), honeysuckle, green apple, apricot, ginger, vanilla Flavors: white peach, nectarine, green apple, lemon/citrus, almond, vanilla
  • 2014 Older Barrel Pinot Noir
    Color: Garnet Aroma: wild strawberry, raspberry, sassafrass, cola, black tea, cigar box, rose petal, black cherry, vanilla Flavors: juicy, cranberry, red plum, currant, vanilla, cedar, nutmeg
  • 2014 Parker Family Reserve White
    Color: straw Aroma: white flowers, citrus, peach, pear, vanilla, honey suckle, orange peel Flavors: peach, pear, apple, vanilla, honeydew melon, lemon cream
  • 2015 Parker West Chardonnay
    Color: golden straw Aroma: yellow apple, pear, grilled pineapple, vanilla, cinnamon, grilled bread/toast, butterscotch Flavors: lemon cream, citrus, yellow peach, golden apple, toasty oak, vanilla
  • 2013 Parker West Pinot Noir
    Color: brick hue Aroma: black cherry, black raspberry, tobacco leaf, sandalwood, smoke, light pepper, cigar box, tarragon, forest floor Flavors: black cherry, red currant, cranberry, tarragon, mineral, milk chocolate
  • 2015 Pinot Noir
  • 2013 Pinot Noir
  • 2013 Pinot Noir
  • 2015 Pinot Noir, Pommard Clone
  • 2013 Pinot Noir, Pommard Clone
  • 2014 Pommard Clone Pinot Noir
    Color: Dark garnet Aroma: black cherry, blackberry, black tea, forest floor, baking spice, star anise, vanilla Flavors: black plum, currant, black cherry, grilled herbs, cranberry, baking spice, vanilla
  • 2014 Rodney's Dry Riesling
    Color: pale straw Aroma: white flowers, gardenia, jasmine, candied citrus, ginger, orange zest Flavors: lime, lemon zest, mineral, wet stone, white nectarine
  • 2013 Rodney's Syrah
    Color: opaque ruby Aroma: blueberry, black cherry, smoke, tar, dried tobacco, blackberry liqueur, lavender, baking spices Flavors: blueberry, blackberry, dark chocolate, clove, earth, dried herbs, vanilla, smoked meat
  • 2013 Rodney's Viognier
    Color: light straw Aroma: ripe peach, pink grapefruit, jasmine, honeysuckle, pear, vanilla, baking spices Flavors: white apricot, honeydew melon, citrus, vanilla, hint of oak
  • 2015 Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir
  • 2016 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay
    Flavors of ripe apple, butter, lemon, and melon are perfectly balanced with light toasty oak on the palate.
  • 2013 Santa Barbara County Melange Blanc
    Color: straw Aroma: white peach, honeydew melon, honey, beeswax, white flower (jasmine), orange peel, citrus, light toast Flavors: nectarine, white peach, citrus, white melon, honey, vanilla, lemon zest
  • 2016 Santa Barbara County Riesling
    Aroma: white flowers, ginger, lime, citrus, fresh cut grass Flavors: white peach, nectarine, citrus, mineral, good acidity, hint of sweetness, lemon zest
  • 2014 Santa Barbara County Syrah
    Color: opaque purple Aroma: blackberry, blueberry, red plum, smoke, dried tobacco, anise, white pepper, black cherry Flavors: black cherry, plum, blackberry, dried herbs, dark chocolate, smoked meat
  • 2014 Santa Barbara County Viognier
    Color: pale straw Aroma: honeysuckle, honeydew melon, yellow peach, jasmine, vanilla, brioche Flavors: peach, nectarine, Mandarin orange, creamy, bright acidity, touch of oak, fresh
  • 2014 Sierra Madre Chardonnay
    Color: straw Aroma: citrus, baked pear, red apple, cinnamon, fennel, honey Flavors: green apple, pear, lemon cream, graham cracker, pie crust, rich with bright acidity, mineral finish, creamy mouthfeel
  • 2013 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
    Color: ruby garnet Aroma: cherry, pomegranate, graham cracker, wild strawberry, baking spices, light toast, vanilla, sage, fennel Flavors: Bing cherry, cranberry, sage, black currant, black raspberry, green peppercorn, vanilla
  • 2016 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir Rose
    Color: light salmon hue Aroma: rose petal, guava, ginger, cherry, wild strawberry Flavors: watermelon, cranberry, Bing cherry, passion fruit, blood orange
  • 2015 Syrah
    Aromas: Black plum, cedar, baking spices, cassis, blackberryes, smoked meat & forest floor. Palate: Blackberry, tobacco leaf, grilled herbs, boysenberry & smoke.
  • 2013 Syrah
  • 2013 Syrah
  • Traditions Port Style Red Wine
    Aroma: plum, dark chocolate, all-spice, blackberry liqueur, dried herbs de province, candied cherry, vanilla Flavors: plum, blackberry, vanilla, soft pleasant oak, dark chocolate, kirsch liqueur
  • 2014 Viognier
    Aromas: White flowers, pink grapefruit, white peach, honeysuckle, vanilla and cinnamon. Palate: Juicy peach, nectarine, honedew melon, apricot and vanilla.