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19 Oct

FRIDAY SIPS: Fess Parker The Big Easy 2016

Fess Parker The Big Easy 2016

Can we please take a second to admire the gorgeous label on this Fess Parker The Big Easy 2016 bottle? I mean, ‘cmon aren’t your eyes immediately drawn to it? I’m such a sucker for an amazing label.

A little background story for ya… The motivation behind Fess Parker to create this rich and bold wine was to pay homage to one of their favorite cities, a culinary mecca, and great supporters of their wines, New Orleans.

Fess Parker goes on to describe this red as a well-structured blend that has the same characteristics you have come to expect from The Big Easy: rich dark fruit flavors with a touch of oak, and soft tannins that lead to a long lengthy finish.

Fess Parker Winery
the big easy
2016 red blend


Average price: $29.00
Winery: Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard
Grapes: Predominantly Syrah with Petite Sirah and Grenache
Region: Stanta Barbara County, California
Regional style: Californian Rhône Blend Red
Food Pairing: Beef – Pasta – Lamb – Game (deer, venison)
Wine style: Red – Rich and Intense


A decent and bold red blend, fruit-forward aromas and hints of chocolate. I opened this bottle on a whim (so like me not to plan ahead) and had it with a lemon herb spatchcock chicken and some balsamic roasted acorn squash, not the best pairing, I know. It was still pleasant. Next time I’m definitely pairing it with something like a rich lamb stew.

I rated this Fess Parker The Big Easy 2016 4 stars on my Vivino app.

Cheers to a happy Friday! I hope you have an amazing weekend, thanks so much for reading. x -j

santa barbara county 2016 red blend

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