Red

2018 Tensley All Blocks

Grenache Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Barbara County
Drink between 2020 - 2027 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • JERB Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 16, 2021 - The value on this wine is what impresses me most! At $22 this is fabulous. It is not as rich and multi-dimensional as Tensley's Colson Canyon, but it is quite good. The grenache leads - it is much lighter than a Tensley syrah, but that's to be expected with this blend of grapes.

  • Mos Jeff Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 12, 2021 - GSM blend from Santa Barbara from a dynamite producer. 85% Grenache, 14% Syrah, 1% Mourvèdre. Deep ruby in the glass with a fluorescent purple rim and thick, droopy tears. Aromas of blackberry, brown butter, cocoa and earth. On the palate, precise black cherry, rich plum, anise and white pepper. Tannins are finely polished and well integrated leading to a long, seamless finish.

  • LCHammer Likes this wine: 88 points

    December 7, 2020 - First day - no good. I actually considered the kitchen sink but kept it around and am glad I did. Great drinker on days 2 and 3. Just enough acidity and balance to go with the pork cutlets.

  • Dfortin9 Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 17, 2020 - Deep purple. Angular, concentrated and aromatic offering black fruits, tobacco, dark chocolate, plum and violet. Hot with well defined edges. Need a little bit more hanging time in my opinion but have all the ingredients of an outstanding wine. NI:4, FI:22, FC:9, B:3, L:4

  • Jobu wrote: 91 points

    November 8, 2020 - Red berry, stones, & perfume on the nose. Lighter bodied than expected. Red berries and some of that stony minerality from the nose. Black pepper & a hint of smoke. Good but not close to the past few vintages.

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    The 2018s from Santa Barbara County, 8/4/2020 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • Type Red
  • Producer Tensley
  • Varietal Grenache Blend
  • Designation All Blocks
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Barbara County
  • UPC Code 861113002660

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 195 (63%)
  • Consumed 114 (37%)

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