Fesstivity sparkling wines are a collaborative effort for Parker siblings Eli Parker and Ashley Parker Snider. Their first release of Blanc de Blancs, Brut Rose and Blanc de Noirs have proven to be great expressions of their shared vision of fresh and exciting wines from the finest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyards in the Santa Rita Hills, AVA.
This is Fess Parker’s all-bubbly, all-the-time tasting room in Los Olivos with 3 sparklers on their tasting menu (open Friday – Monday only). This year, The Bubble Shack celebrates the Fess Parker Winery’s 30th Anniversary with a 1.5L bottling of 2015 Fesstivity Anniversary Cuvee.
Blanc De Noirs: “The delicate, persistent bubbles and straw color with a hint of salmon are harbingers of great things to come. You will detect hints of brioche, ginger and lemon rind on the nose. The palate offers up gorgeous citrus and tangerine flavors tempered by mineral notes and a delicious yeasty/pastry dough element as a result of extended time laying en tirage.”
Brut Cuvée: “Benefitting from additional time en tirage, this is our most complex sparkling wine to date.”
Sparkling Grenache: “Our 2015 Sibling Bubblery is surprisingly refreshing despite its dark ruby color. Aromas of cranberry, red plum and baking spice are what you will encounter on the nose of this sparkling Grenache. The palate is loaded with juicy flavors of red plum and black raspberry made more delicious due to a hint of cinnamon. While Grenache is an unusual choice of varietal for a sparkling wine we can assure you that you will be better off for having put your preconceived notions aside and trying it. Enjoy!”
2016 Brut Rosé also coming soon!