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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Tensley Syrah BMT (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2007
Tensley Syrah BMT (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2007
(search item no. 121450)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $249.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

We decided to keep the blend the same as last year for this year's B.M.T. Syrah. The 50% Three Creek Vineyard Syrah, 25% Colson Canyon Vineyard Syrah, and 25% Colson Canyon Vineyard Grenache blend beautifully reflects the complex personality of our niece, Bailey Michelle Tensley. The Three Creek Syrah, bold and flavorful, reminded us of Bailey's fun and adventurous spirit while the Colson Canyon's licorice and spice brought to mind her sly sense of humor. The graceful and elegant Grenache perfectly reflects our niece as she grows into a lovely and self-assured young woman. This wine is aromatic and jammy with notes of black cherry and raspberries interwoven with nuances of violets, chocolate, and smoke. Rich and well-structured this blend is sure to age well over the next ten years.
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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.