Fess Parker Frontier Red Lot 102

Lets try this again!   I picked up the original bottle at Fess Parker’s tasting room in Los Olivos (Santa Barbara wine country)…  if you’re ever in the area stop by because it is gorgeous.  Sadly, the original bottle was knocked to the ground and shattered on an expensive rug.   The rug was fine (after an emergency seltzer and salt treatment!), but the bottle wasn’t.   Luckily, my local Bevmo carried the same bottle!  The Frontier Red was being advertised as their “BBQ wine” so of course I had to try it, ’tis the season.   It is made with a blend of 7 grapes, the Syrah and Grenache definitely dominate.   Big blackberry on the nose, with notes of toasty oak and spices.   The midpalate has notes of both cocoa and tart berries.    The finish is big and bold – alcohol is 15.5%.  I wanted to try this with ribs (even the label of the bottle screams RIBS!) but had to settle for BBQ pulled pork and let me tell you… amazing combination!   Wow.   The fruit in this wine + BBQ sauce = magic.    


Double on it’s own.   HOME RUN with the pulled pork…  yum!

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