Tensley "Colson Canyon Vineyard" Syrah 2019 (Santa Barbara County, California) - [JD 96] [WS 95] [VM 95]

Tensley "Colson Canyon Vineyard" Syrah 2019
(Santa Barbara County, California) - [JD 96] [WS 95] [VM 95]

Regular price $49.97

JD96 WS95 VM95
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Notes from the Winemaker:
As many of our members and supporters know, purchasing Colson Canyon Vineyard in 2016 was an absolute dream come true. Colson has been part of the Tensley line-up since 2000 and has been a real shining star, consistently showing intensity and power.

Cases Produced: 1,550

Tasting Notes

This year’s Colson is elegant, showing perfumed notes of violets on the nose but it also packs a punch with its smoked meat notes, deep purple fruits and notes of graphite and pepper. The lights touch of new oak balances the chocolate of the wine with notes of vanilla. This wine is rich and approachable now. It can also age beautifully over the next 12 years.

Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"A consistent winner in every vintage, especially now that the site is owned by Tensley, the 2019 Syrah Colson Canyon boasts a deep, inky hue as well as backward, primary blue fruits, charcoal, and ground pepper-like aromas and flavors. This big, rich, full-bodied, thrilling Syrah is more seamless and elegant than the 2018 was at this stage, but it’s certainly in the same ballpark. It will keep for 10-15 years if you’re so inclined. This is one of the larger production cuvées from Tensley, and it saw 15% stems and 20% new French oak." (8/26/2021)

95 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2019 Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard is one of my favorite wines in this range. Bright and punchy, the Colson Canyon is such a distinctive wine. Red/purplish berry fruit, wild flowers, spice, leather and rose petal open in the glass. More than anything else, I admire the wine's drive." -Antonio Galloni (10/2021)

95 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Gutsy yet plush and expressive, this red bursts with fresh raspberry and blueberry flavors that take on garrigue, smoked meat and pepper accents as it builds tension toward medium-grained tannins. Drink now through 2031. 1,500 cases made." — TF (Web Only - 2022)