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Tensley "Colson Canyon Vineyard" Syrah 2018 (Santa Barbara County, California) - [JD 96-98] [AG 94-96] [RP 92-94]
Tensley "Colson Canyon Vineyard" Syrah 2018 (Santa Barbara County, California) - [JD 96-98] [AG 94-96] [RP 92-94]


 
Retail Price: $45.00
Artisan Wine Depot Price: $41.97
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Winery: Tensley
Varietal: 100% Syrah
Region: Colson Canyon, Santa Barbara County, California
Vintage: 2018
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: TENSLEYCOLSONCANYONSYRAH18-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:
This is the second vintage of Colson Canyon Syrah that we’ve produced since purchasing the vineyard in 2016. Buying Colson was nothing short of a dream come true for us. Colson has been part of our portfolio since 2000, and it’s been a real superstar for us, garnering Food and Wine Magazine’s Best Syrah in America award as well as making the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 twice. Since taking over Colson, we’ve dedicated ourselves to meticulously farming this unique location. We’ve thinned the canopy, dropped crop and carefully monitored watering. As a result, we feel that 2016 and 2017 have been the best Colson vintages to date. This wine is rich and deep with decadent notes of chocolate, bacon, and black fruits, The mouthfeel is round and velvety with a long, lingering finish. Look for hints of vanilla from the 20 percent new French oak we use on each vintage. Drink this wine now or age it over the next 12 years.



Ratings & Reviews

96-98 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"The deepest colored Syrah in the lineup, the 2018 Syrah Colson Canyon comes from a great vineyard located in the hills above the town of Los Olivos. Awesome notes of blackberries, toasted spice (there's some new oak in this wine), ground herbs, peppered meat, and earth all flow to a full-bodied, concentrated, deep, layered wine that has plenty of tannins, good acidity, and a huge finish. It's a magical Syrah from Tensely, and my money is on it being the finest to date." - Jeb Dunnuck (10/31/2019)

94-96 Points - Vinous:
"The 2018 Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard is a flat-out gorgeous beauty. Vibrant, nuanced and beautifully delineated, the 2018 is an absolute stunner. Inky blue/purplish fruit, lavender, spice and menthol are all beautifully delineated. Brisk, nuanced and full of class, the 2018 is positively stellar, not to mention incredibly promising. " Antonio Galloni - (Sep 2019)

92-94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Opaque purple-black, the finished barrel sample of 2018 Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard is still quite primary on the nose, showing glimpses of warm black and blue fruits, coffee, prosciutto, sage and chocolate. Full-bodied, rich and intense in the mouth, it's youthfully wound with firm, grainy tannins and good freshness, finishing long." - Erin Brooks (12th Sep 2019)


95 Points & #14 Top 100 Wines of 2019 - Wine Spectator (2017 Vintage):
"Deeply structured yet rich and polished, with smoked meat, huckleberry and garrigue notes that jaunt toward big but refined tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2028. 1,950 cases made." —TF

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