Tensley Colson Canyon Vineyard Syrah 2016

$39.95

...the 2016 Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard has an exotic, beautifully pure bouquet of blueberries, wild strawberries, crushed violets, menthol, and cracked pepper. One of the more pure, elegant and ethereal examples of this Syrah I can recall, it's a sensational, incredibly compelling, weightless beauty that does everything right. It too can shine today yet has the capacity to age gracefully for 10-15 years. Jeb Dunnuck

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Shay A Delectable Pro

Monthly WTF wine group night. Our theme was American oak vs French oak. All wines tasted blind. We started off with two bottles of bubbly and finished with two non-themed reds. Jammy! It actually smelled carbonic? Surprising. Dark and baked fruit without being dense with rich meats/bacon at the finish. I guessed this as Cali Syrah with French oak. Thanks @Will Adams

Monthly WTF wine group night. Our theme was American oak vs French oak. All wines tasted blind. We started off with two bottles of bubbly and finished with two non-themed reds. Jammy! It actually smelled carbonic? Surprising. Dark and baked fruit without being dense with rich meats/bacon at the finish. I guessed this as Cali Syrah with French oak. Thanks @Will Adams

9.2

Steve Blazek Delectable Pro

Owner, bin 105 Quality Wines

Really tight when I opened it, two days later it is kicking my ancient ass.

Really tight when I opened it, two days later it is kicking my ancient ass.

9.2

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The 2016 Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard is bold, racy and exuberant and yet also has plenty of structural underpinnings as well. The Colson Canyon Syrah is a stylish wine. Like all of Tensley's wines, the Colson Canyon is quite intense. In 2016, that manifests itself in slight but perceptible sweetness. This is the first vintage farmed by Tensley following his acquisition of the vineyard. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2018)

The 2016 Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard is bold, racy and exuberant and yet also has plenty of structural underpinnings as well. The Colson Canyon Syrah is a stylish wine. Like all of Tensley's wines, the Colson Canyon is quite intense. In 2016, that manifests itself in slight but perceptible sweetness. This is the first vintage farmed by Tensley following his acquisition of the vineyard. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2018)

9.2

David Lincoln

Day two: really impressed with the balance of pepper, mineral, black fruits, acidity, and tannins. Knockout stuff.

Day two: really impressed with the balance of pepper, mineral, black fruits, acidity, and tannins. Knockout stuff.

9.4

Richard Rosensweig

Menthol, violets, black pepper. But turns a little sour quickly on the palate. Not much in the nose initially, but after an hour or so I noticed crème de menthe. Not sure what made the good folks at WS decide this was the 25th best wine of 2018 when there have got to 60 plus better Syrah released from northern Rhône vineyards.

Menthol, violets, black pepper. But turns a little sour quickly on the palate. Not much in the nose initially, but after an hour or so I noticed crème de menthe. Not sure what made the good folks at WS decide this was the 25th best wine of 2018 when there have got to 60 plus better Syrah released from northern Rhône vineyards.

8.8

Alyssa Duke

Big and lovely earthy notes (with Dan, Doug and Leanne NYEve Anju)

Big and lovely earthy notes (with Dan, Doug and Leanne NYEve Anju)

10

TheSkip

Hrm. Typically Tensley in style. I found this quite unidimensional and boring despite the critical reviews. I was hoping for better.

Hrm. Typically Tensley in style. I found this quite unidimensional and boring despite the critical reviews. I was hoping for better.

9.0

Tim Buttke

Met Joey tinsley a the sample room. Highly recommend

Met Joey tinsley a the sample room. Highly recommend

9.5

M. Christopher Roebuck

Dark near purple, big black blue bomb of syrah. Dirty diaper/blueberry nose. A little fizz on the palate. Lots of fruit forward. If not for the sugar on the attack, I would give this a 93. I definitely want to try their other wines. 91 points

Dark near purple, big black blue bomb of syrah. Dirty diaper/blueberry nose. A little fizz on the palate. Lots of fruit forward. If not for the sugar on the attack, I would give this a 93. I definitely want to try their other wines. 91 points

9.1

Doggfather

Bold and balanced

Bold and balanced

9.2

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