Tensley Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard Santa Barbara County 2013 Red California Wine

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94 Points from The Wine Advocate, August 2015

“Always the richest and most powerful of the single-vineyard releases, the 2013 Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard is the only single-vineyard Syrah to see any new oak, yet the oak is always completely soaked up by the wealth of fruit. The 2013s inky purple color is followed by a decadent array of plums, blueberries, smoked herbs and violets characteristics that literally come soaring from the glass. Full-bodied, voluptuous and about as hedonistic as they come with lots of sweet fruit, this powerhouse effort has no hard edges and a great finish. Like a lot of Joey’s wines, this pushes on the sweetness level, yet is still one sexy drink.”

“Santa Barbara County’s Joey Tensley continues to make ripe, textured and voluptuous wines that deliver serious bang for the buck. The latest 2013s and 2014s are all outstanding. However, recent vintages are pushing on the sweetness level, and in a number of cases, there’s obvious residual sugar in the wines.” – Jeb Dunnuck

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94 Points from The Wine Advocate, August 2015

“Always the richest and most powerful of the single-vineyard releases, the 2013 Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard is the only single-vineyard Syrah to see any new oak, yet the oak is always completely soaked up by the wealth of fruit. The 2013s inky purple color is followed by a decadent array of plums, blueberries, smoked herbs and violets characteristics that literally come soaring from the glass. Full-bodied, voluptuous and about as hedonistic as they come with lots of sweet fruit, this powerhouse effort has no hard edges and a great finish. Like a lot of Joey’s wines, this pushes on the sweetness level, yet is still one sexy drink.”

“Santa Barbara County’s Joey Tensley continues to make ripe, textured and voluptuous wines that deliver serious bang for the buck. The latest 2013s and 2014s are all outstanding. However, recent vintages are pushing on the sweetness level, and in a number of cases, there’s obvious residual sugar in the wines.” – Jeb Dunnuck

92 Points from Vinous Media, December 2014
“Glass-staining ruby. Intense black and blue fruit aromas are complicated by violet, cola, mocha and black pepper. Sweet and seamless on the palate, displaying vibrant flavors of boysenberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille along with a strong kick of star anise. Shows a suave exotic character and finishes with resonating spiciness and smooth, harmonious tannins.” – Josh Raynolds

92 Points from Wine Spectator, February 2015
“A real find, rich, juicy and deeply fruited, with blackberry, wild berry and black currant flavors. This is both powerful and graceful, revealing black licorice and dusty herb accents as this builds to a long, sleek finish. Drink now through 2026. 1,780 cases made.” –JL

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Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 x 5 x 17 in
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