Tensley Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard 2020
Tensley was established in 1998 in the scenic town of Los Olivos in the heart of Santa Barbara County wine country. The family-owned and operated winery produces five single-vineyard Syrahs. The rugged Colson Canyon vineyard is the prized possession, delivering dark, extracted wines. This intense and structured Syrah has a touch of French oak.
VM96: The 2020 Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard is a showstopper. Super-ripe red cherry jam, spice, rose petal, mint and blood orange explode from the glass. Even with all of the opulence of the year, the Colson Canyon retains so much brightness and energy. The 2020 is dense, heady and exotic to the core.
JD95: The 2020 Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard also shows lots of richness, yet it never goes over the top, and the purity as well as the quality of the tannins are spot on. Full-bodied, perfumed, and complex, with a kiss of chalky minerality, it’s not going to break the trend of incredible vintages from this vineyard.