Tensley

Colson Canyon Vineyard Syrah

9.135 ratings
9.18 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Top Notes For
Lori Mike

Their inaugural vintage in 1998 was just about 100 cases. They are currently over 5,000 which include five single- Vineyard Syrahs. The Vineyards, like this one, are mostly located in #santabarbaracounty and their tasting room is located in #losolivos. 2011 vintage IN APPEARANCE: this wine is clear, deep and purple in color. No obvious bricking. ON THE NOSE: clean, medium intensity, earth, dark fruit and pepper, fully developed. ON THE PALATE: dry, medium (+) acidity, medium tannin, medium alcohol, medium (+) body, medium intensity, blackberry, black plum, earth and meat. With a medium finish. #centralcoastTheir inaugural vintage in 1998 was just about 100 cases. They are currently over 5,000 which include five single- Vineyard Syrahs. The Vineyards, like this one, are mostly located in #santabarbaracounty and their tasting room is located in #losolivos. IN APPEARANCE: this wine is clear, deep and purple in color. No obvious bricking. ON THE NOSE: clean, medium intensity, earth, dark fruit and pepper, fully developed. ON THE PALATE: dry, medium (+) acidity, medium tannin, medium alcohol, medium (+) body, medium intensity, blackberry, black plum, earth, meat and dark chocolate. With a medium finish. #centralcoast

Their inaugural vintage in 1998 was just about 100 cases. They are currently over 5,000 which include five single- Vineyard Syrahs. The Vineyards, like this one, are mostly located in #santabarbaracounty and their tasting room is located in #losolivos. 2011 vintage IN APPEARANCE: this wine is clear, deep and purple in color. No obvious bricking. ON THE NOSE: clean, medium intensity, earth, dark fruit and pepper, fully developed. ON THE PALATE: dry, medium (+) acidity, medium tannin, medium alcohol, medium (+) body, medium intensity, blackberry, black plum, earth and meat. With a medium finish. #centralcoastTheir inaugural vintage in 1998 was just about 100 cases. They are currently over 5,000 which include five single- Vineyard Syrahs. The Vineyards, like this one, are mostly located in #santabarbaracounty and their tasting room is located in #losolivos. IN APPEARANCE: this wine is clear, deep and purple in color. No obvious bricking. ON THE NOSE: clean, medium intensity, earth, dark fruit and pepper, fully developed. ON THE PALATE: dry, medium (+) acidity, medium tannin, medium alcohol, medium (+) body, medium intensity, blackberry, black plum, earth, meat and dark chocolate. With a medium finish. #centralcoast

Apr 25th, 2017
Daron Watson

subtly more refined & linear than '12 w slightly longer length

subtly more refined & linear than '12 w slightly longer length

Aug 3rd, 2015
Nik Darlington

Wow, what a bombshell

Wow, what a bombshell

Dec 26th, 2014
Tom Kobylarz

Meaty, smoky, blackberry, some vanillin, and blueberry.

Meaty, smoky, blackberry, some vanillin, and blueberry.

Jun 28th, 2013
Joseph Barsky

2011 Vintage. 15% Alcohol. We liked the 2010 a bit more but this is right behind it in a difficult vintage. Doesn’t have the glycerine legs of the 2010 but yum. Good fruit on the palate and and resolved tannins not attacking the teeth.

2011 Vintage. 15% Alcohol. We liked the 2010 a bit more but this is right behind it in a difficult vintage. Doesn’t have the glycerine legs of the 2010 but yum. Good fruit on the palate and and resolved tannins not attacking the teeth.

Aug 31st, 2018
Steve Wilcox

92 pts

92 pts

Aug 13th, 2016
Matt Forester

2011 Tensley Colson Canyon Syrah. Ruby red. A little jammy with some kalamata olives in the nose. Way too young to drink. Going to be a beast.

2011 Tensley Colson Canyon Syrah. Ruby red. A little jammy with some kalamata olives in the nose. Way too young to drink. Going to be a beast.

Apr 15th, 2016
WC Fields

Blueberries and blackberries, with smoke, black pepper and anise. A hint of garrigue. Full bodied with nice mouth coating tannins and peppery finish with some blackberry jam. Bravo.

Blueberries and blackberries, with smoke, black pepper and anise. A hint of garrigue. Full bodied with nice mouth coating tannins and peppery finish with some blackberry jam. Bravo.

Feb 15th, 2016
Boris Bakovic

Took awhile to open up. 2nd glass much better than first. Powerful.

Took awhile to open up. 2nd glass much better than first. Powerful.

Nov 21st, 2015
Elise Hart

Labor Day weekend: Wine and Cheese Open House

Labor Day weekend: Wine and Cheese Open House

Sep 5th, 2015