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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Tensley Santa Barbara County Colson Canyon Vineyard Syrah 2012
Tensley Santa Barbara County Colson Canyon Vineyard Syrah 2012
(search item no. 126147)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2013 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 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:

Half of our production comes from the rugged, rigorously farmed Colson Canyon Vineyard high in the mountains of Tepesquet Canyon. Though it is the most northern vineyard we work with, it is also the warmest as it sits high above the fog line. The warm days and cool nights of Colson always produce concentrated, fruit-forward wines rich in notes of blackberries, jammy black fruits, graphite and violets.
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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.