2018 Tensley Syrah All Blocks Estate Blend

Year: 2018
Appellation: Santa Barbara County
Country: USA-California
Wine Advocate: 90-92
Jeb Dunnuck: 92-94
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.7%
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"A finished barrel sample, the 2018 All Blocks is deep ruby-purple and still disjointed at this stage, with primary and barrel aromas over hints of stone, candied red cherries, blueberries and black cherries with herb and meaty hints. It's medium to full-bodied with mineral-driven fruits, youthfully firm, cottony tannins and great freshness, finishing intense." (WA)

"Coming from 66% Colson Grenache, 12% Tensley Vineyard Syrah, and the rest Colson Canyon Syrah, the 2018 Syrah All Blocks sports a deep ruby/plum color as well as terrific notes of black fruits, cured meats, spice, and crushed flowers. With a Châteauneuf du Pape-like character and complexity, it's medium to full-bodied, beautifully pure, and textured, with silky tannins." (JD)

Winery Notes:
The All Blocks represents a dream come true for us – a blend made entirely from our own vineyards. This wine is a blend of Syrah and Grenache from our Colson Canyon Vineyard, as well as Syrah and Mourvedre from our Tensley Estate Vineyard. Made up of 85% Grenache, 14% Syrah, and 1% Mourvedre, this blend offers spicy red and black fruit flavors with hints of licorice and earthiness. It is approachable now, but will age well over the next 10 to 12 years.