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2016 Fess Parker ‘Big Easy’ Red Blend, Santa Barbara, CA
95 points Antonio Galloni's Vinous- $32.99

"The 2016 The Big Easy is fabulous. Rich, powerful and flamboyant to its core the Big Easy hits the palate with tremendous fruit intensity. Super-ripe red cherry, raspberry jam, white chocolate, vanillin and new American oak shape this opulent Syrah/Petite Sirah/Grenache blend. Winemaker Blair Fox has dialed in a style that captures all the exuberance of past editions, but with more nuance than the Big Easy has ever shown. And I say that as someone who has never loved this wine. The 2016 is simply outrageously delicious." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

2016 Fess Parker, Santa Rita Hills, Pinot Noir
90 points Wine Spectator- $25.99

"Elegant, showing suave dried berry and red fruit flavors that are flush with dried herb and understory accents. Rich and minerally on the finish." ~ Wine Spectator

Stop in for a free tasting at our Chicago Avenue store this Saturday, October 6th from 1-5pm where we will feature some of our newest highly rated wines. 

Fall Wine Tasting Series Part I
Saturday, October 20: 1-5pm @ Chicago Avenue

During the month of September, our winemaker friends are hard at work harvesting the 2018 grapes making way for new wine releases. Join us for two epic tastings where we will showcase 50 wines at each store. This two part series gives you the opportunity to take a step back from your busy schedules, and learn about the true dedication behind these vintners, and the ultimate love story that created your favorite new wine!

*Check out Part II of this series, Saturday, November 10th, 1-5pm @ our Gartner Road location.

Fall Craft Beer Tasting
Saturday, November 3rd : 1-5pm @ Chicago Avenue

A Craft Beer Tasting is ALWAYS a good idea, especially when you have as many new releases as we do. Join us for a FREE sampling of 30+ craft beers ranging from returning classics to new seasonals. Tell all your beer geek friends and enjoy some of the best fall and winter beer available!