Red

2013 Tensley Syrah Thompson Vineyard

Syrah

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Barbara County
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • rharl wrote: 91 points

    April 29, 2020 - Started off tart and green as most Tensley Thompsons I've had, then after 2+ hours it eased to be less fruity than his other work, but expressive in its vegetal nature, if still a little uptight. Did not release fruit for me, but still a pleasantly austere drink.

  • pmk wrote: 93 points

    April 16, 2020 - expressive red berry favors, layered and wonderful toast and spice. Highly extracted - quintessential Tensley Syrah. Love it

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • wineoracle wrote: 91 points

    January 25, 2020 - A bit of menthol on the nose followed by a mouthful of blackberries with a smooth lasting finish

  • JERB Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 11, 2018 - This was the standout wine of the evening! The clear favorite for everyone.

  • CAL-RHONE Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 9, 2017 - Very atypical for California syrah IMHO. Med bodied garnet colored. A little funk on the nose with red fruit. High acid (for this type of wine) and tart (but not harsh) on the palate with more red fruit and cranberry. Also a little oak and garrique, hence the funkiness. A nice wine and a nice departure from typical big cali syrahs. drink now and should be fine for the next 5 years.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Barbara: On the Road (Aug 2015), 8/1/2015 (link)

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Wine Definition

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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 113 (55%)
  • Consumed 89 (44%)

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