Sargent Canyon

Tensley

Colson Canyon Vineyard Syrah 2012

Shay A
9.2

Last time I had a Tensley Colson Syrah was about two years ago and it was the 2016. As a youngster, it was a purple fruit, bombastic, hedonistic monster. Tasting this 2012 with some age to it, I’m somewhat shocked it could channel the profile I experienced…as in, when it shed the baby fat, there is a distinct and rich mid palate here without going flabby.

Some bricking is taking place here as the wine pours a dark red with some fading around the rim. Aromatics of grilled dark plum, black currant, black tea and herbs with sweet cherry jerky. The palate is dense and rich with very little acidity, and an integrated finish with not much tannin. Balsamic drizzled black cherries dominate the palate here along with chewing tobacco leaves and muddled red and black fruits. Followed over two days and it stayed consistent. This isn’t getting any better, so drink up.
— 2 days ago

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Mark Turner

Mark Turner

@Shay A thank you for the reference point. I have several bottles of the 2012 in my cellar. I know what we are serving on the patio this weekend!
Shay A

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@Mark Turner : I’ll be curious to know how your experience is. This was my first (and only) ‘12, so let me know if yours is tasting more youthful than the one I opened!

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