Fess Parker The Big Easy Syrah Blend 2016

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opaque ruby violet; blackberry, licorice, roasted coffee beans, bitter dark chocolate, vanilla; very dense dark fruit with nice tannic backbone from Petite Sirah, 14.9% ABV; blend of 57% Syrah, 31% Petite Sirah, and 12% Grenache aged 16 months in 61% new French and American oak; 70% sourced from Rodney’s Vineyard and 30% from Camp Four Vineyard both located in the Santa Ynez Valley; label art is homage to NOLA; $35

opaque ruby violet; blackberry, licorice, roasted coffee beans, bitter dark chocolate, vanilla; very dense dark fruit with nice tannic backbone from Petite Sirah, 14.9% ABV; blend of 57% Syrah, 31% Petite Sirah, and 12% Grenache aged 16 months in 61% new French and American oak; 70% sourced from Rodney’s Vineyard and 30% from Camp Four Vineyard both located in the Santa Ynez Valley; label art is homage to NOLA; $35

9.1

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The 2016 The Big Easy is fabulous. Rich, powerful and flamboyant to its core the Big Easy hits the palate with tremendous fruit intensity. Super-ripe red cherry, raspberry jam, white chocolate, vanillin and new American oak shape this opulent Syrah/Petite Sirah/ Grenache blend. Winemaker Blair Fox has dialed in a style that captures all the exuberance of past editions, but with more nuance than the Big Easy has ever shown. And I say that as someone who has never loved this wine. The 2016 is simply outrageously delicious. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2018)

The 2016 The Big Easy is fabulous. Rich, powerful and flamboyant to its core the Big Easy hits the palate with tremendous fruit intensity. Super-ripe red cherry, raspberry jam, white chocolate, vanillin and new American oak shape this opulent Syrah/Petite Sirah/ Grenache blend. Winemaker Blair Fox has dialed in a style that captures all the exuberance of past editions, but with more nuance than the Big Easy has ever shown. And I say that as someone who has never loved this wine. The 2016 is simply outrageously delicious. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2018)

9.5

Robert Cooper

Delicious. Big fruit, lots of medium to dark reds. Bit of animal funk in there in a really pleasant undertone, with the oak blending and gluing everything together. It's a nice ride and a lovely sip. Enjoy the 2016 now.

Delicious. Big fruit, lots of medium to dark reds. Bit of animal funk in there in a really pleasant undertone, with the oak blending and gluing everything together. It's a nice ride and a lovely sip. Enjoy the 2016 now.

9.5

Alan Johnston

2.9. Purple Syrah blend from Santa Barbara, CA. Too fruity for our taste, and not very complex. A gift from someone.

2.9. Purple Syrah blend from Santa Barbara, CA. Too fruity for our taste, and not very complex. A gift from someone.

8.9

Shawn Moore

Nice full bodied blend.

Nice full bodied blend.

8.9

Steve Scharf

Good, strong flavor.

Good, strong flavor.

8.8

Location

  • 43380 US Hwy 19 N
    Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

  • Hours:
    9am - 9pm every day

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