2015 Tensley Syrah

Year: 2015
Appellation: Santa Barbara County
Country: USA-California
Wine Spectator: 90
Wine Advocate: 90-92
Vinous Media: 92
Jeb Dunnuck: 93--Wine Enthusiast: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.9%
Price :

"Blueberry, dark chocolate and orange zest aromas open to structured, plump flavors of smoky meat, plum and grilled herb. Drink now through 2025. 1,200 cases made.–TF " (WS)

"The 2015 Syrah Santa Barbara is another inky colored wine that should represent a terrific value. Full-bodied, sweetly fruited, unctuously textured and balanced, it has tons of black fruits, pepper and spice, solid mid-palate concentration and a great finish, all suggesting it will drink nicely for 4-5 years at the minimum." (WA)

"The 2015 Syrah (Santa Barbara County) is a gorgeous appellation-level wine. Plump and juicy, the 2015 is all about primary fruit intensity. Black cherry, plum, spice and leather give the wine much of its succulent, fleshy personality. This is another wine that will drink well right out of the gate." (VM)

"The base 2015 Syrah Santa Barbara County is another stunner, as well as a smoking value! Blackberry jam, blueberries, cracked peppercorns, olives and hints of lavender give way to a full-bodied, voluptuous, pleasure bent beauty that will deliver the goods over the coming decade." (JD)

"Opaque and almost black in the glass, this young bottling shows savory aromas of roasted meat, crushed slate, dark chocolate, fresh thyme and green peppercorns. Ripe black fruit flavors leap from the glass, bringing layers of thyme, pepper and Indian spice, all framed by bright acidity. Ready to enjoy now." (WE)