Tensley Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard 2021
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.
WA97: The 2021 Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard is a perfumed powerhouse! Opaque ruby-purple, it has a concentrated core of cassis with touches of tar, thyme, grilled meats, menthol and bitter chocolate. The full-bodied palate is ripe and concentrated with surprising freshness for its style. It has a pleasantly chalky frame and a very long finish replete with violet perfume. This hedonistic Syrah could use another 5+ years in bottle to unwind and will be long-lived in the cellar.
JD93-95+: From a site located in the hills above Los Olivos, the 2021 Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard gives up a dense purple hue as well as notes of jammy blueberries, black cherry liqueur, candied violets, and black pepper. This is a concentrated, medium to full-bodied, powerful Syrah that has terrific tannins as well as good acidity.