2013 Tensley Syrah Tierra Alta Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Barbara County
Drink between 2016 - 2022 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • JERB Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 15, 2020 - I was concerned about this wine as I did not care for the 2012 vintage. AT least for me, this 2013 and the 2012 Tierra Alta might as well have been completely different wines from completely different producers. This one - the 2013 - was pretty full bodied and quite enjoyable to drink. It had a nice sort of baking spiciness to it to go along with ripe blue fruits. It should have been decanted as evidenced by the fact that it continued to improve the longer it was open!

  • pmk wrote: 93 points

    May 16, 2020 - beautiful Tensley syrah at a perfect place! Fruit forward, round and juicy, great mouthfeel, toast and spicy finish of several minutes. Well behaved tannins. Great pairing with lamb.

  • Stephen Rash Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 5, 2020 - Inky purple and opaque in the glass; blackberry, blueberry, fig, and leather aromas on the nose; tastes of blueberry and wet rock on the palate; full-bodied, medium acidity, medium tannins; long finish. Blueberry pie in a glass with smooth, velvety tannins. Well balanced and amazing!!

  • Hargate Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 10, 2017 - A nice wine from Tensley. As many Tensley it is quite rich and fruity, but not jammy.

  • danielbleier Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 3, 2017 - Slightly more minerality compared to the Thompson, this still had blue and black fruit with a nice counter of smoke and leather. Like all Tensley wines, this is full throttle.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type Red
  • Producer Tensley
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Tierra Alta Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Barbara County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 82 (49%)
  • Consumed 85 (51%)

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