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2013 Tensley Grenache Colson Canyon Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Barbara County
Drink between 2015 - 2021 (Edit)
CT90.8 11 reviews
Label borrowed from 2012
Label borrowed from 2012
Label borrowed from 2014

Community Tasting Notes 8

  • VlgJeff Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 22, 2023 - A really nice bottle of Grenache that was drinking a bit like a Syrah -- and knowing Joey Tensley...
    PnP, but better after 10-15 minutes of air. Lots of dark fruits and earth on the nose. The medium to plus bodied palate was heavy with dark red, blue, and even some black fruits, earth, spice, and even a touch of chocolate. The acidity was nicely balancing and any tannins were integrated. This wine should hold for several years.

  • djs wrote: flawed

    January 22, 2022 - Corked

  • Gr8penut Likes this wine: 88 points

    April 1, 2021 - From my posting on FB and Instagram:

    In Vino Veritas (in wine there is truth; people speak the truth when they are drunk), bottle #86 of my cellar sacrifices. A 2013 Grenache from Tensley to mix everything up. Although it was a New World Grenache, it did have the earthiness that you would expect of the European ones. Rather light- to medium-bodied and very fruity. A nice break from what I’ve been drinking lately. 😀🍷🍷👍👍 #wine #winelover #winelovers #tensley #grenache

  • Catelon Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 10, 2021 - Started with high acidity, but that leveled off. Big cherry fruit, subtle chocolate, and nice big spices and tannins. This bottle showcases why I love grenache!

  • merryberry Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 8, 2021 - See-through red with a bit of orange tint around the edge. Strawberry jam and cinnamon nose. Medium bodied, tart cranberries, bright cherries, baking spices, soft tannins, a touch of tobacco, and a warm medium length finish. A great bottle for the price.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    Focus on Santa Barbara County (Dec 2014), 12/1/2014 (link)

    (Tensley Grenache Colson Canyon Vineyard Santa Barbara County Santa Barbara) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

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

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 50 (29%)
  • Consumed 123 (71%)

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