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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Tensley Syrah OGT (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2007
Tensley Syrah OGT (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2007
(search item no. 121449)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $249.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

As many of you know, before Oliver was born we never blended our single-parcel Syrahs. But once we decided to name a wine for him we knew no single parcel would do. The flavor profile of this wine would have to be as imaginative, creative, joyful, and complex as our little boy himself. As always we tasted several different blends before deciding on the right equation for this year's OGT. In the end we once again chose a 50% Colson Canyon Vineyard Syrah, 25% Tierra Alta Vineyard Syrah, and 25% Thompson Vineyard Syrah blend. The Colson brings weight, roundness, and rich, dark stone fruits to the table while the Thompson shines with streaks of earth and dark berries. Beautifully balanced tannins that are soft and grainy in the mouth round out the picture of a Syrah that is age-worthy.
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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.