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2011 Tensley Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard Santa Barbara County
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Finally maturing
02/14/2014
by Septimus13820945
After the first two tastings, I was worried it would never open up; now this dark, rich wine is finally coming into its own.
04/04/2013
by PinotBlanc262855
brilliantly massive forward fruit. Another Tensley masterpiece
The Real Deal
12/08/2013
by Skuta13670891
For those that love Syrah like me, this wine is the real deal! It's a bit tight when first opened but after 45 minutes it springs to life. A real power house. It's a great find since so many Syrah's seem to be just run of the middle these days. Should of bought a case!

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Syrah

While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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