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Date Printed: 10/2/2014
Tensley Santa Barbara County Colson Canyon Vineyard Syrah 2011
Tensley Santa Barbara County Colson Canyon Vineyard Syrah 2011
(search item no. 125239)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 10/2/2014: $47.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2013 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2011 was made in exactly same way as the great 2010 vintage, and we believe it is equally as good as its predecessor. This wine is ripe and full-bodied with well-integrated acidity and tannins. Look for up-front notes of purple plum, blackberries and black cherries complemented by savory roasted meats and lavender.
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About Tensley:

Tensley Wines is a family owned and operated winery focusing on vineyard designated Syrah within Santa Barbara County.

Established in 1998, the first release of Tensley totaled just 100 cases. In 2006, our production reached 3,300 cases and included seven single-vineyard Syrahs, the most in Santa Barbara County.

Though we've grown in size, our philosophy has never changed - source the best fruit possible and let the vineyard speak for itself.