Colson Canyon Vineyard Syrah 2013

@Shay A inspired me to dig this out of the cellar. Turns out I had a bunch of the 2013, not the 2012. Read his review in concert with this. Bright and clear reddish purple in the glass. Similar to the 2012, this presented notes of bing cherry, plum and black tea but not any of the tobacco noted on the 2012. Good color with no oxidation whatsoever. Balanced acid and fruit on the palate. Little if any tannin. Finish was more cherry with a little herbal thing going on that I could not put my finger on . Overall very pleasant and can go for a few more years. — a month ago

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Seems like there were a lot of similarities but less oxidation and less secondary notes. I’ll have to find a 2013 to try!


Noir Syrah 2016

2016 Vintage. 15% Alcohol. Monster of a wine that needs an hour decant or more. Best second and third nights. Big fruit. — 2 months ago

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All Blocks Tensley Vineyards Santa Barbara County Red Blend 2019

This GSM wine is complex and well-balanced.

It’s a deep, and full-bodied, red wine blend from Santa Barbara County. It offers ripe black fruit such as black cherry, black raspberry, blueberry, black plum. Also, violet, lavender, licorice, pepper, dark chocolate, black tea, nutmeg, and vanilla notes.

This blend is comprised of 80% Grenache, 19% Syrah, and 1% Mourvedre.

It has high alcohol at 14.7% ABV.

It pairs well with grilled portobello mushrooms, zucchini, and ciabatta.

Tensley Vineyards, red wine blend, all blocks, ABV 14.7%, vintage 2019.
— 5 months ago

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Turner Vineyard Syrah 2010

Lovely blue-fruited Syrah from a cooler year, plenty of intensity, nicely balanced, lingering finish, solid Central Coast Syrah!! — 2 months ago

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Stolpman Vineyards

Para Maria de los Tecolotes Ballard Canyon Syrah 2019

Punctuating a row of B Day wines, up in Columbia county. No notes but juicy-black fruits, juicy mid palate. 80% Syrah, 20% petit Verdot. Balanced- not open knit like my only Cali Syrah reference point, Tensley. — 2 months ago

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OGT Santa Barbara County Syrah 2019

Go big or go home. — 4 months ago

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bmt Syrah 2008

En magnum. Lovely older redfruit aromas and flavors, nicely ripe, good balance, the Grenache adds some mineral notes, very good!! — 9 months ago

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Tierra Alta Vineyard Syrah 2009

Cherries, licorice, still a big wine, fruit is fading though — 2 months ago


Santa Barbara County Syrah 2016


This is #Syrah on high mode. Like a Syrah IPA. Danky, plummy, ripey jammy and yet more balanced and unique than his Tensley vineyard version (which is pure residual sugar) if you ask me. I like Joey’s wines because they are brass balls. No excuses. — 2 months ago

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Joey Tensley

Essential Central Coast White Blend 2016


Beeswax and citrus and everything nice. #sbcountywines #sbcwines #sbcounty #garnacha #grenache #garnachablanca #grenacheblanc — 3 months ago

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