Fess Parker was a successful actor portraying Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone for Walt Disney but his biggest legacy might be for the wine industry in Santa Ynez, California. His son, Eli, continues to produce very good wine in this beautiful, unheralded region. His latest release of Frontier Red Lot 131 Barbecue Edition is one of the best field blend reds we tasted. Only 5,200 cases of this dry wine comprised of Syrah, Merlot, Grenache, Sangiovese and a dollop of four other varietals were produced. Seventy-five percent of fruit was sourced from Santa Ynez, twenty-one percent from Paso Robles and the remaining four percent from Monterey producing a lush wine that tastes more expensive than priced. One third of the fruit comes from their 1400 acre Camp 4 Vineyard purchased in 1999. Their interactive website, the most detailed we’ve ever seen, lets you click on the different vineyard blocks detailing the number of rows, number of plants, clones and purchasers of fruit. Also check the website www.fessparker.com or back label for a complete list of eight varietals.