2015 Tensley Blanc Camp 4 Vineyard

Year: 2015
Appellation: Santa Barbara County
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 90
Vinous Media: 88
White Wine
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Grenache Blanc and Roussane......UNIQUE AND IT WORKS!!

"Rich and expressive, featuring toast, honey and floral overtones to the apricot cobbler and yellow apple core. Viscous, with refreshing acidity and a spicy side to keep the flavors fresh. Grenache Blanc and Roussanne. Drink now. 180 cases made.–MW" (WS)

"Tensley's 2015 White, a Grenache Blanc/Roussanne blend fermented in barrel, is an attractive wine to drink now and over the next few years. White flowers, pear, apple, jasmine and chamomile are given an extra kick of intensity from the ripeness and raciness of the vintage." (VM)

Winery Notes:
The Grenache Blanc and Roussanne for the Tensley Blanc come from continuous blocks in the Camp 4 vineyard. They are picked together and aged together in neutral French oak. This wine is bottled fairly quickly, in January, to retain freshness and crisp acidity. The Grenache Blanc brims with steely minerality and fresh notes of green apple that balance beautifully with the rich, tropical fruits and lush mouth feel of the Roussanne. Pair this Blanc with spicy Thai dishes, fish dishes, or chilled shellfish. This wine is enjoyable now but should age well over the next 3 to 4 years.