Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 260,023 strong:

Register Today!

Want the secret to buying great wine?

283,623Wine Reviews
260,023Members
30Seconds to join
Ad

Fess Parker Pinot Noir 2013 Wine Review

Fess Parker Pinot Noir 2013

Fess Parker Pinot Noir 2013

Santa Rita Hills, Santa Barbara County, California, United States

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 14

  Add My Review


Price: $33.95

Drink: 2014-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.2%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Fess Parker

Agent: FWM Wine, Beer & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Love this southern Californian red wine made from the heartbreak grape Pinot Noir. Luscious with a satin texture and a medium body. Fleshy ripe cherry and sexy dark spice. Pair with grilled chicken.

Voluptuous Veal Wine

This Fess Parker Pinot Noir 2013 was reviewed on March 18, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2010  2002 

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

StoreStock    
DIXIE & HWY 7 (BRAMALEA CITY CENTRE)12 Add
HWY 7 & WESTON10 Add
MCNEELY AVE & TRANS-CANADA HWY8 Add
MAJOR MACKENZIE & LESLIE8 Add
RIDDELL & CENTENNIAL8 Add
See More Edit

Reviews and Ratings

Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Elegant & fruity.Inviting aromas of ripe juicy red cherry, raspberry, pomegranate and smoke (flinty minerality) dominate the nose. The palate is scrumptious. Juicy, mouthwatering red berry flavours linger on and on with balance acidity, smooth mellow tannins and a light elegant body. Enjoy pairing with winter beef stews and braises. Tasted Jan 2017 - @sommsosa | bespoketastings.ca
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Lots of cherry, earth, vanilla aromas, leading to a flavourful palate with same, plus touches of forest floor and cloves. Silky smooth with food-friendly acidity, rich and elegant on finish.
Tasted Jan. 2017
Paul Lupinacci rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Delicate aromas of light fruit and slight florals. On the palate the flavours of light red berries are very well balanced. The wonderful long finish has hints of tart, almost citrus. Overall this is a great Pinot Noir!
Dianne Sheridan - Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This Pinot Noir from Santa Rita Hills is an elegant, beautifully crafted wine. Aromas of leather, vanilla, spice, coffee. On the palate, black cherry, earthy tones with smooth tannins and good acidity. Long cherry finish.

Pair with salmon, roasted chicken or grilled vegetables.
Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

A lovely example of a brilliant Pinot Noir from the Santa Rita Hills. It is pure elegance in a glass, with lovely notes of rich dark berry, coffee, earth and cigar. The palate gives way to intense flavors of ripe cherries amidst a beautiful medley of earthiness, organic coffee and cloves. Beautifully smooth tannins.
Simon Chen rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

One of the favorite wines tasted today. Beautiful classic napa pinot nose, cherry, raspberry, and some muddiness. The wine has nice fruit, balanced with just right amount of acidicty (not to tart) and has a gentle tanin on the finish. Very very well made and approach pinot from santa lucia highland!
Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

A really lovely, well-balanced, beautifully crafted Pinot from the Santa Rita Hills. Gentle and harmonious on the palate - fresh cherry, raspberry, subtle spice and earthy flavours. Enjoy on its own or with a roasted beet and goat cheese salad.
Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A pretty, perfumed, elegant Pinot from the Santa Rita Hills. Smooth and silky aromas and flavours of red cherry, currants, vanilla and a touch of red briar. This wine glides. 90 Points. (www.ottawawinejournal.com)
Bill Wright Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Brilliant garnet. spice on the nose. Medium body, silky red fruits dominate the palette. Medium long tart finish.
Jan 15/17
Gwen Barton rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Very nice Pinot Noir out of Santa Rita Hills Cali- lots going on here- aromas of black cherry, sweet spice, earthiness and hint of cigar. Lots of dark fruit flavours, with under notes of cranberry, leather and vanilla. Smooth tannins - nicely balanced. Subtle spice notes on the finish.
Melanie Aubert rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This is the sort of wine I could smell all day long: rich, black cherry aromas, as well as hints of raspberry, cocoa, leather and cedar. On the palate, it has all the same flavour components, though they are much more subtle than on the nose. It also has a ton of mouthwatering acidity and very little tannin, making this the perfect food wine.
Colin McKone - Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This California Pinot Noir is pale garnet in colour with aromas of ripe cherry, leather, cedar and strawberries. It has an abundance of ripe red fruit flavours which lead into a long finish. The acidity and alcohol are well integrated into the wine and like most Pinot Noir it has almost no tannins to speak of. This will pair well with chicken or salmon and can be enjoyed on its own.
Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

A nicely balanced wine with red fruit and earthiness…
Presentation: Classic, formal
Appearance: Pale garnet
Nose: Wood, leather, red fruit (raspberries, strawberries)
Taste: Dry-to-off dry, medium tannins, medium-to-high acidity, light bodied, with notes of red fruit (strawberries, raspberries, cranberries), earthiness
Finish: short, earthy finish
Overall impression: A fruit forward wine, but with nicely balanced alcohol. Should go well with a variety of foods, such as grilled vegetables, stews, lamb, etc.
Value: 2/5
Ad

FEEL LOST IN THE

LCBO?

Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Red Wine
Cabernet Sauvignon 2013,
California ...

Natalie MacLean

Canada's Most Quoted Wine Writer

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 260,023 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times

GOT A SMARTPHONE?

Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.

GET NAT'S APP

Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
Four-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award