2005 Fess Parker Syrah “The Big Easy”
USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley
Wine Rating: 90
Davis family patio – served with grilled tri-tip, sipped into the night
Improved after being open for an hour or so. Very big in the nose with dark fruit aromas, vanilla, and some earthiness. In the mouth it lives up to its name, “The Big Easy.” Big fruit, but not over-extracted. Juicy plum, cherry, and dark berry flavors with a bit of spice. Very well balanced flavors and mouth feel. Finishes with solid tanins, and the alcohol was subdued with some breathing time. I was pleasantly surprised that this came from the Fess Parker Winery — they’re producing some fine wines these days.
$40.00 Fess Parker Winery