2015 Tensley "All Blocks" Estate Blend Santa Barbara County
Deep, dense ruby/purple. A spicy nose of jammy red fruit, garrigue, and anise jumps out of the glass. Succulent and medium-bodied on approach, with juicy fatness from the Syrah and Mourvèdre. Finishing with a sweet florality and fine tannins, a short stint in the decanter couldn’t hurt; tonight or in 10 years, this gem will be ready to go.
93 Points Jeb Dunnuck
The 2015 All Blocks is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre from all the blocks of Joey’s two estate vineyards: Colson Canyon and Tensley Estate. The Grenache and Mourvèdre dominate this cuvee and it offers lots of spicy red and black fruits, licorice and herbes de Provence like aromatics. Full-bodied, elegant and seamless on the palate, it’s already impossible to resist, yet my money is on it cruising in the cellar for a decade.
91-94 Points Wine Advocate
Based mostly on Grenache, with 20% Syrah, the 2015 All Blocks comes from all the blocks in the estate. It has a supple, sexy personality as well as lots of black raspberry, cherry, spice and floral aromatics, medium to full-bodied richness and a great finish. It should drink nicely right on release.
91-93 Points Antonio Galloni
The 2015 Tensley Estate All Blocks is a new wine made from Tensley's estate blocks at Colson Canyon and Tensley's home ranch in Los Olivos. Dark, sumptuous and expressive, the 2015 exudes richness and class through and through. The interplay of varieties is compelling. Sweet floral notes from the Grenache are most evident on the finish, but the 2015 is a beauty in every way. Dark red cherry, plum, spice, menthol and licorice infuse the striking finish.