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2015 Tensley Syrah

Syrah

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Barbara County
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Community Tasting Notes 29

  • quaffnov Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 29, 2021 - Three hour decant, the nose is amazing with dark fruit, charcoal, pepper, black olives and lavender. This is the kind of bottle I could spend hours enjoying the nose alone. The palate matches the profile of the nose, with smoke, charcoal, plenty of blueberry/blackberry and a florals. Bright acidity and chocolate tannins supply the structure for this quite accessible wine. The complexity is outstanding, the QPR on this bottle is off the charts, if you can find a bottle of this vintage buy it and drink it, more cellar time is not needed.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Quarked wrote: 92 points

    April 9, 2021 - The best of these so far. Blueberry pie up front, but then flowers and olives and smoke appear one layer down. Drank over 2 nights and was really enjoyable, and little changed, both nights.

  • Callybrian Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 9, 2021 - Very smokey on the nose and in the palate along with leather. Hickory almost. Rhubarb comes through on the finish.

  • Stephen Rash wrote: 93 points

    December 5, 2020 - Inky purple in color and opaque in the glass. Primary fruit starting to take a backseat to secondary and tertiary aromas and tastes. Briny olives and dried flowers/potpourri right out of the bottle. With time plum, smoked meat, olive, and sweet violet/dusty potpourri showed up. Medium(+) body, medium(+) acidity, and medium fine-grained tannins. I really loved the floral/potpourri aspect that this has got going on in this phase. This wine is definitely at its peak and I do not see it getting any better than it is right now.

  • Quarked wrote: flawed

    August 17, 2020 - This is my 4th bottle of this, and the first to be oxidized. Just gone. Startling for a 5-year-old wine.

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    Santa Barbara: Better Than Ever (Sep 2017), 9/1/2017 (link)

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    Santa Barbara County: The Classic 2014s and Variable 2015s, 8/2/2017 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Tensley
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Barbara County
  • UPC Code 089208910946

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 13 (3%)
  • In Cellars 200 (42%)
  • Consumed 259 (55%)

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