Tensley Syrah "Colson Canyon Vineyard" 2022 (Santa Barbara County, California) - [JD 96-98] [WA 95+] [VM 93-95]
Tensley Syrah "Colson Canyon Vineyard" 2022 (Santa Barbara County, California) - [JD 96-98] [WA 95+] [VM 93-95]
Tensley Syrah "Colson Canyon Vineyard" 2022 (Santa Barbara County, California) - [JD 96-98] [WA 95+] [VM 93-95]

Tensley Syrah "Colson Canyon Vineyard" 2022
(Santa Barbara County, California) - [JD 96-98] [WA 95+] [VM 93-95]


Regular price $55.00 Sale price $49.97 Save $5.03
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About the Winery:
Tensley Wines is a family owned and operated winery focusing on vineyard designated Syrah within Santa Barbara County.

Notes from the Winemaker:

Everything we farm in house is something very special to us. This site is one of the most unique and special places in the world of wine. High (1400 elevation) in the hills north of the Santa Maria Valley with some of the most iron-laced soils I have seen in Santa Barbara County. This wine always delivers juicy round seamless edges. This is the only wine we add some new French oak, as its weight and power integrates with the oak, adding a bit of toasty buttery complexity. Colson Canyon is such a beautiful example of fruit forward juicy California Syrah. Open it anytime and enjoy its blueberry, cassis and chocolate nuances or leave it 20 years and enjoy its leathery, almondy notes. It does not really matter when you open it, it will deliver.

Ratings & Reviews

96-98 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"The 2022 Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard ratchets up the intensity and has a saturated purple hue as well as a killer nose of ripe black and blue fruits, graphite, ground pepper, and crushed stone-like minerality. Rich, concentrated, and powerful, it shines for its purity, has building tannins, and a great finish." (8/30/2023)

95+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
The 2022 Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard has an alluring nose of red, blue and black berries with accents of grilled game meats, forest floor and peppermint patty. The full-bodied palate is savory and deep, with chalky tannins, juicy acidity and a long finish laced with youthful cinnamon tones. It will have more to show after 3-5 years in bottle.

93-95 Points - Vinous:
"The 2022 Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard is another dark, brooding wine. Big tannins wrap around a core of inky dark fruit, licorice, spice, menthol, chocolate and dried herbs. A rich, heady wine, the 2022 delivers tons of impact married to intense savory minerality that is typical of this site. Drink 2025-2034." -AG (7/230