2007 Fess Parker Winery Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County
There is no shortage of strawberry, bing cherry, raspberry and mocha notes on the nose of this excellent example of a Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir. This wine is well balanced with a good, acidic backbone exhibiting flavors of cranberry, pomegranate and mulberry on the palate. Excellent with duck, lamb and anything you would care to barbeque!
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 87.6 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 8 notes)
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 90 (slightly better than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: unpredictable<br/>
User Tasting Note
Mickawinestory - 5/11/2010 Rating: 77 color - ruby, med trams nose - shy berries pal - dry, acid is med, tannin is med body is med alc is med (12) finish is pungent .... obvioious a pinot yet there are less clues about ow or nw and where made. this seems a characteristic of its style not a winemaking flaw. Pair this higher alc and acidity wine with sometghing like game. petrusncoke - 2/13/2010 Rating: 86 Spicy, almost like cardamom comes through the black cherry and cola aromas on the nose. On the palate, flavors of raspberries and blackberries give the wine a certain lushness, but though the fruit on the wine is very appealing, the searing alcohol unbalances the wine, making for a less than enjoyable pinot. For my money the Parker Station pinot noir, a wine by the same producer, is a better buy than this good, but overly-alcoholic wine. rjrausch - 1/9/2010 Rating: 79 Tight nose, some red fruit and sour cherry. Not my favorite pinot noir. A little hot, alcohol isn't well integrated. A bitter sour cherry flavor with a quick finish.