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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Fess Parker Frontier Red Lot No. 71

A blend of Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Carignane, the Fess Parker Frontier Red Lot No. 71 is a Rhône-style wine from California. It has a big, rich, plummy nose with a touch of cedar, and is medium- to full-bodied on the palate with flavors of plums and blueberries supported by sweet tannins. An inexpensive ($10), crowd-pleasing, easy drinker sealed with a screwcap, it's a good everyday drinker that would make a good party wine.
M. Zane Grey, 8:28 AM