2015 Fess Parker Marcella's White Blend

Year: 2015
Appellation: Santa Barbara County
Country: USA-California
Wine Spectator: 87
Wine Advocate: 89
Vinous Media: 90
Wine Enthusiast: 88
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.1%
Price :
$14.95

"ABC" WINE: 53% Grenache Blanc, 34% Viognier, 10% Roussanne, 3% Marsanne

"Crisp lemon meringue, peach and apricot flavors are fleshy and juicy, with spice and floral details on the finish. Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne. Drink now. 3,046 cases made.–MW " (WS)

"A blend of 53% Grenache Blanc, 34% Viognier, 10% Roussanne and 3% Marsanne, the 2015 Marcella's Vineyard gives pronounced notes of applesauce, peach preserves and straw with hints of allspice and toasted almond slices. Medium-bodied and finely crafted in the mouth, it has an appealing oily hint to the texture and plenty of spicy apple and stone fruit flavors, finishing with lingering white pepper hints." (WA)

"The 2015 Marcella's, Fess Parker's white Rhône blend, is gorgeous. Soft, open-knit and expressive, the 2015 offers striking depth, nuance and freshness. Apricot, mint, chamomile and lightly floral notes are laced into the finish. This is another delicious, flavorful yet mid-weight white from Fess Parker. The Marcella's is done in a combination of roughly equal parts steel and oak." (VM)

"This blend of 53% Grenache Blanc, 34% Viognier, 10% Roussanne and 3% Marsanne, which features a painting by Santa Barbara artist Chris Potter, shows interesting touches of honey and orgeat with a macadamia nut backbone. The tinge of honey extends to the sip, where it joins baked apple, nectarine and peach flavors, along with a chalky texture and decent acidity." (WE)

Winery Notes:
Tasting Notes:
COLOR:
pale straw AROMAS: white flowers (jasmine), honeysuckle, green apple, apricot, ginger, vanilla FLAVORS: white peach, nectarine, green apple, lemon/citrus, almond, vanilla

Aging:
52% Stainless steel tank fermented; 48% barrel fermented for 8 months in 1-year old & older French oak

Vineyard Notes:
56% Camp Four Vineyard, 28% Rodney's Vineyard, 16% Paradise Road Vineyard all located in the Santa Ynez Valley.