Red

2008 Tensley Détente

Syrah Blend

  • Mixed
  • USA/France
  • California/Rhone
Drink between 2010 - 2016 (Edit)
CT91.6 17 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • windypinot wrote: 92 points

    July 2, 2012 - Three Blind Mice -- Red Rhone-Style Wines (Matt's House): Winner of a blind tasting of three red-rhone style wines; full body with excellent complexity and balance; great fruit; long finish

  • pmk wrote: 92 points

    May 24, 2012 - the last of this vintage and still a delight. see earlier tasting notes.

  • pmk wrote: 92 points

    May 10, 2012 - consistent with earlier notes - my next to last of the 2008 vintage.

  • pmk wrote: 94 points

    April 20, 2012 - This remains a wonderful wine that astounds those who drink it. It is very dark in color, full bodied, much more so than the typical Rhone from either country. It is a complex wine with full bore fruit, mostly dark berries to start and a very toasty spicy long finish. It has layers of flavor that surprise and delight and structure and supple tannins to add further pleasure.

  • pmk wrote: 94 points

    April 13, 2012 - Consistent with earlier tasting notes. Opens in the glass over 1 hour. a wonderful wine.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/8/2010 (link) 92 points

    (Tensley Détente) Dark red violet color; subtle, herbal, tart black fruit nose; tight, tart black fruit, pepper, green herb palate with balance; medium-plus finish 92+ pts. (50% from Domaine de Montvac (Gigondas), 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre; 50% Syrah from Colson Canyon, all neutral French oak except 20% of Colson Syrah in new oak)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Tensley
  • Varietal Syrah Blend
  • Designation Détente
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Mixed
  • Region USA/France
  • SubRegion California/Rhone
  • Appellation n/a

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  • In Cellars 16 (24%)
  • Consumed 52 (76%)

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