Tenshen

Santa Barbara County Red Blend

8.8281 ratings
8.614 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a purple rim.

Sweet nose of cooked black plums, blackberries, vanilla, cloves, metals, light alcohol, spices, black pepper, chocolates, mocha, medium roast coffee and cola.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, blackcurrants, blueberries, cherry pie, raisins, figs, oak, licorice, vanilla, cloves, spices, chocolates, mocha, coffee, light vegetables and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great Red Blend from California. Very fruity still, with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

This 4 year old is big and bold, Jammy and fruit forward.

Needs 30 minutes to open up properly and show some tannins.

A good sipping wine by the porch. Good by itself or with food. Has high alcohol so watch out...

15.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$25.

Dark ruby in color with a purple rim.

Sweet nose of cooked black plums, blackberries, vanilla, cloves, metals, light alcohol, spices, black pepper, chocolates, mocha, medium roast coffee and cola.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, blackcurrants, blueberries, cherry pie, raisins, figs, oak, licorice, vanilla, cloves, spices, chocolates, mocha, coffee, light vegetables and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great Red Blend from California. Very fruity still, with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

This 4 year old is big and bold, Jammy and fruit forward.

Needs 30 minutes to open up properly and show some tannins.

A good sipping wine by the porch. Good by itself or with food. Has high alcohol so watch out...

15.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$25.

Nov 21st, 2018
MaJ CappS

Sweet, Rich, blueberry nose, like a fresh can of pie filling

Supe easy drinking, this is a medium to heavy bodied, well extracted blend of Rhône varietals, total Cali style.
Blueberry with blackberry bramble, twigs and all, silky smooth, yet a little more going on in here. The Tension (Ha!) of the wine needs air to really escape, so at least a couple of hours.
Plump, plump, plump fruit.
With just a bit o’ heat on the back, this can be an easy wine to Netflix up with, or like me - binging “Atlanta”..

Sweet, Rich, blueberry nose, like a fresh can of pie filling

Supe easy drinking, this is a medium to heavy bodied, well extracted blend of Rhône varietals, total Cali style.
Blueberry with blackberry bramble, twigs and all, silky smooth, yet a little more going on in here. The Tension (Ha!) of the wine needs air to really escape, so at least a couple of hours.
Plump, plump, plump fruit.
With just a bit o’ heat on the back, this can be an easy wine to Netflix up with, or like me - binging “Atlanta”..

Nov 16th, 2018
Kelley Kalivoda Mewissen

Reminiscent of some Orin Swift wines. Fruit forward-a little effervescent( which is a fun surprise) light, zingy finish. Great value

Reminiscent of some Orin Swift wines. Fruit forward-a little effervescent( which is a fun surprise) light, zingy finish. Great value

5 people found it helpfulJun 4th, 2015
Ryan Smith

Full bodied wine. Fruit forward and full bodied. Great wine for the price! Drinks great with steak any night of the week.

Full bodied wine. Fruit forward and full bodied. Great wine for the price! Drinks great with steak any night of the week.

2 people found it helpfulMay 18th, 2015
Hai Tran

Hai had this 6 years ago

Hai had this 6 years ago

2 people found it helpfulOct 25th, 2014
Zack Klug

Couch wine

Couch wine

1 person found it helpfulMar 22nd, 2017
Troy Toman

Really complex. Lots going on here. A really delicious change of pace.

Really complex. Lots going on here. A really delicious change of pace.

1 person found it helpfulJun 17th, 2015
Isaac Pirolo

Sweet black fruit and loamy soil. Love it.

Sweet black fruit and loamy soil. Love it.

Jul 15th, 2016
Wine101Hamden

I've had older vintages that drank very good. This one is still young and would've benefited from some decanting or more aging. Tons of graphite, leather and tannin.

I've had older vintages that drank very good. This one is still young and would've benefited from some decanting or more aging. Tons of graphite, leather and tannin.

Dec 20th, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

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Feb 3rd, 2015