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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Tensley Syrah BMT (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
Tensley Syrah BMT (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
(search item no. 121454)
collectible wine
boutique wine

Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $249.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

As unbelievable as it is to us, our niece Bailey is now 16-years-old. She has really changed since our first BMT vintage back in 2003. Our once-little niece is now a beautiful, sophisticated young woman – with a driver's license! Time truly does fly. In making this year's BMT we added a little something different – 15% Turner Vineyard Syrah for a touch of pepper to spice up the finish. It just seemed a fitting reflection of Bailey's growing confidence and sharp wit. We also blended in 40% Tierra Alta Syrah to create a lovely, earthy base, 30% Colson Canyon Grenache for notes of black cherries and blueberries, and 15% Colson Canyon Syrah for notes of purple plums, cassis, chocolate and coffee. This wine is elegant and silky and definitely age-worthy. This BMT should continue to mature beautifully 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.