Fess Parker Winery
2008 Triune Synthesis
Santa Barbara County
Today’s 2008 Triune Synthesis is a delicious Santa Barbara red blend that really took our tasting panel by surprise. Concentrated dark fruit melds with earthy spice minerals and a lively acidity, framed against fresh, ripe tenants, to deliver a most delicious and wonderful overall experience.
This very highly recommended, budget-friendly wine is drinking just beautifully now. Balanced flavors and bright acidity make this morning and easy companion for most fine meals. At a price that won’t bust your budget. If you do decide to sample today’s wine, just be sure to purchase a few extras to keep on hand for the next few years. This wine will certainly continue to evolve overtime. Decant for best results and be rewarded with a wine whose flavor profile really comes alive, offering a softer feel and brighter, more authentic fruit.
Darkest ruby red hues, with a slightly opaque core. Soft ruby edges catch the light, offering lovely red glints as the wine is swirled. As the wind settles it leaves behind type clusters of chubby, slow-moving legs.
Lush, dusky aromas of dark raspberry, black cherry and wild strawberry jump from the glass. As the wine opens up - with some hearty swirling - it reveals a bevvy of follow-on aromatics. These include sweet Blackberry, spiced cherry candy, blackcurrant, cigarbox, sweet leather, violets and a hint of peppercorn.
Focused, lush and complex with rich flavors of cherry, wild strawberry, blackberry juice, smoky blueberry, mild tobacco, something toasty oak and sweet spice.
Very long and lush, with a mouth coating presence that lingers on for a very long time. Dark flavors of ripe black fruit, spice, wood and a soft minerality fade very gradually. At the very end a subtle graphite flavor remains behind for a long time.