Big & Bold
Still in its youth, this one is a little bit of a fruit bomb but lends fresh acidity for good balance. The mouthfeel, layering and power are superb; it is quite excellent now but I think it could use another three years in the cellar to mellow, shed tannins, and fully reveal its potential. For some, it will be over the top if consumed now (2013). There's a lot of stuff lurking beneath the dark berry fruit that has yet to emerge to the foreground. Tensley Colson Canyon: a tremendous value and superlative example of Santa Barbara Syrah (as usual).