Bright purple. Expansive aromas of black and blue fruit preserves, potpourri and violet, with smoke and Indian spice nuances adding complexity very syrah. Big and lush but lively, offering potent cassis and blueberry flavors complicated by star anise and bitter chocolate. Gentle tannins add shape to the strikingly long, sappy finish.
By Matlock 14106597, November 12, 2012
The first thing I thought when I swished this beautiful Syrah in my mouth was, "Man, I wish I had bought more"! This Syrah is so silky in the mouth and you pick up plumb and rasberry on the nose and on the finish. The taste is just extrodinary. This Syrah delivers the goods. Great effort by Tensley and great price from WA. I am generally a Cab guy but these Syrahs WA has been offering have been outstanding. I will be looking intently for the redux!
Love it, much better than the '06
By sampson11920891, June 29, 2013
Amazingly rich yet supple; ample fruit, very up front and in your face. Delicious and fun to drink. A playful puppy of a wine. Syrah purists may think it's too New World, but there's room for both Worlds! Wish I'd bought more, went through these too quickly.
Very smooth and intense.....
By Johnson13027091, November 26, 2012
Liked this syrah a lot but it is powerful, big and rich......liked it even better at room temp the next day. The intensity of it backed down a bit over night and of course the flavors presented themselves in a whole new, more layered structure. Makes me want to open a bottle well beforehand from now on. A great bargain for real intense syrah lovers at this price point.
By CabernetSauvignon244754, October 10, 2012
We enjoyed this bottle with a charred medium rare rib eye. Dense, chewy with sweet fruit and a long finish were just a few attributes of this big Syrah. Looking forward to the next bottle!
By Ogle14221425, October 10, 2012
One of my favorites
By Gallucci13464180, May 10, 2012
Wine Access did another great write up and me and the guys i buy with were starving to get into something new. My wine buying group is heavy into big wines like the 07 Cabs, the Tensley was a great surprise. We thought it was going to be closed, being just a baby, but to our pleasure and surprise it was awesome right out of the bottle.
I give this one 4 stars- drink alone, meat , cigars whatever this is a very good wine- question is how long will it last and how can we get more.
A Bit Oversold
By Newton13745192, April 11, 2013
This wine was good but not up to my expectations based on the sales promo - not high on my QPR
By Giangeruso14135324, June 04, 2012
Better than the typical wine served at a friends house but not a standout wine.
Average rating: 4.05(318 ratings)