- All of the notes on this wine over the last 2 years. Purchased at Atomic Liquors in Eagan during a domestic wine sale they had which featured 30% off all wines.
- 2015 Tensley Syrah – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (12/30/2019)
Day 3: Picks up some pepper, tobacco, plum, blackberries and underbrush. Fine sediment and medium plus finish. Concentrated wine and violets are present on the finish. A solid well made wine and every bottle was a solid 90 points or higher. A great QPR. (91 points)
- 2015 Tensley Syrah – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (6/4/2019)
Day 1: A favorite for under $20. Bigger style wine with roasted meats, pepper, blackberries, strawberries and minerals. Medium to long finish and quite balanced. Enjoy now or over the next few years. I would not age this too long. 92 points
Day 2: Similar experience to day 1. A bit more spice on day 2. This wine has a long life ahead but is really good now. 92 points (92 points)
- 2015 Tensley Syrah – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (7/26/2018)
Excellent again. Bright fruits, spices, floral and dust. Very complex wine and great value. (92 points)
- 2015 Tensley Syrah – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (6/16/2018)
Day 1: Similar to my first experience and much better than the 2nd bottle. Northern Rhone like in regards to green olives, white pepper and earth. Nice fruit featuring cherries and blueberries. Nice concertation on this wine and medium to long finish. Very tasting! This bottle should evolve but right now 92 points!
Day 2: Still singing. Very similar to day 1 which means plenty of future ahead on this wine. Picks up a charcoal element on the palate/finish which is wonderful. Full bodied effort and delicious. 92 +
Day 4: Skipped day 3. Still amazing. This wine will have some bottle variation but what wine does not. If you could get this bottle every time back up the truck. Nice fruit still there with some bacon and menthol quality that was not there on day 1 or 2. Long finish!!! 93 points
Recommendation: A tough one here. Some bottles of this will drink great out of the gate while this one does I like it even more on day 4! (93 points)
- 2015 Tensley Syrah – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (5/26/2018)
Day 1: Underbrush, violets, boysenberries, sour cherries, and crushed rock. Concentrated on the palate/finish. Young but tasty. This wine has had a tendency to improve on day 2 and 3. 90 points
Day 2: Violets, underbrush, spices, sour cherries and dust. Aromatic but palate is not as intense. For sure Cali style Syrah. A bit different but equally as good. 90 points
Day 3: On the decline. Very muted nose and palate. Not quite the same. 85 points
Recommendation: Drink this on day 1 with a few hour decant. Consume this on the younger side. (90 points)
- 2015 Tensley Syrah – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (1/26/2018)
Day 1: Fragrant on the nose with roasted meats, cedar, dark fruits. On the palate a big, powerful wine with dark fruits, spices, floral and chalk. Medium plus finish Good value for around $20.
Day 2: Picking up some underbrush on the nose and palate. Still a big wine with no signs leading to consume this wine young. Really nice fruit and medium plus, balanced finish. Great value!!! 91 points
Day 3: Wow much more balanced across the board. Nose is more mellow and matches the palate. Subtle spices, floral, dark fruits, coffee beans and roasted meats. Medium plus finish and nice acidity. This is a real steal and will be picking up the rest of the bottles at a wine shop sale for $19.50 with tax. Hard to beat that! 92 points (92 points)