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49 Ratings
Fess Parker Frontier Red California

Wine Details

Wine Description

34% Syrah, 17% Grenache, 12% Cinsault,9% Counoise, 8% Mourvedre, 8% Carignane, 7% Merlot,2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petite Sirah, 1% Tinta Cao, 1% Tourigna NacionalEnjoy vibrant aromas of ripe bing cherry, red currant, sandalwood, cinnamon, vanilla and herbes de provence along with supple flavors of black cherry, smoke, white pepper, vanilla, boysenberry, spice and light toast.

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    Lot 91 - this the best $11 I have ever had. Must find and keep these around. Total price performer.

    over 4 years
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    Lot 96. Solid blend. Nice fruit and finish a little spice medium body

    about 3 years
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    Dry, with a sweet initial flavor and then a little spicy/savory

    almost 6 years
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    good. at Segerstrom. Lot 111 purchased later not special

    almost 9 years
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    Great all-purpose blend, complex

    almost 9 years
Expert Reviews
  • Robert Parker
    "One of California’s top values is Fess Parker’s non-vintage Frontier Red Lot 22. A delicious blend of Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, and Carignan, it is a big, bold, California version of a French Cotes du Rhone. Exuberant and peppery, with loads of cassis and cherries, a seamless texture, and a lush, long palate, it is ideal for drinking over the next several years. The anti-Fess Parker crowd will no doubt find the package a bit tacky, but if you grew up in the era of Davy ...