14.9% | USA

This well-structured blend has the same characteristics you have come to expect from The Big Easy, rich dark fruit flavours with a touch of oak, and soft tannins that lead...
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This well-structured blend has the same characteristics you have come to expect from The Big Easy, rich dark fruit flavours with a touch of oak, and soft tannins that lead to a long lengthy finish. In the glass the wine is opaque purple in colour. Aromas of blackberry, black cherry, plum, boysenberry, vanilla, baking spices, smoked chocolate, anise. Flavours of blueberry, blackberry, dark chocolate, plum, smoked meat, vanilla. Aged 16 months in 61% new French & American oak.

A rich and decadent blend of 57% Syrah, 31% Petite Sirah, 12% Grenache. Fruit comes from Rodney’s Vineyard (70%) and Camp Four Vineyard (30%) both located in the Santa Ynez Valley. With The Big Easy we wanted to pay homage to one of our favourite cities, a culinary mecca and great supporters of our wines, New Orleans.

Founded in 1989, the Fess Parker winery is located in Santa Barbara County, the Californian wine region made famous by the cult movie Sideways.

Just 90 minutes north of LA, Santa Barbara County is one of California’s most diverse viticultural regions. Sta. Rita Hills, in particular, is arguably the most exciting wine region in the world for making cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir right now. 

95 points Vinous
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. (AG) (9/2018)

92 points Jeb Dunnuck
The 2016 The Big Easy checks in as a blend of 57% Syrah, 31% Petite Sirah, and 12% Grenache brought up in French and American oak (61% new). It's always an uber-ripe, pleasure-bent effort and the 2016 is no exception, although it has a beautiful weightlessness and elegance about it as well. Blackcurrants, camphor, scorched earth, licorice, and spice notes all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, delicious red that packs ample fruit and texture. Don't age it, drink it. (10/2018)

91 points Wine Enthusiast
Dark and brooding aromas of peppercorn-crusted beef steak, teriyaki, blueberry and wood smoke make for a savory entry to this bottling. Intense blueberry, charred meat and cherry-wood flavors show on the palate, which is framed by firm mouthcoating tannins. It's a great barbecue wine. (MK) (2/2019)

Key Facts

Size
75cl
Grapes
Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache
Country
USA
Region
California
Vintage
2016
ABV %
14.9%
Organic
Unknown
Vegan
Unknown

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