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