Tensley Fundamental Central Coast 2017
Tensley was established in 1998 in the scenic town of Los Olivos in the heart of Santa Barbara County. The family owned and operated winery produces single-vineyard Syrah along with this ‘Fundamental’ blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Mourvedre, Grenache, and Viognier. It is full-bodied and layered with dark berries, smoked meats, herbs, and espresso. A fantastic value and a great introduction to Tensley’s wines.
JD92: "Tasted out of bottle, the 2017 Red checks in as a complex blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Viognier. It over-delivers, boasting a deep ruby/purple color as well as notes of blackberries, ground herbs, spice box, and earth. Ripe, pure, full-bodied, and just loaded with character, drink it over the coming 2-4 years." - Jeb Dunnuck