Tensley

Tensley

Santa Barbara County Syrah 2017

Dark purple, opaque, rich dark fruits, ripe, good acid, long, lingering finish, shows just a bit of its 14.8% ABV, but that a quibble here, very fine!! — a month ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
Scott@Mister, Ira and 5 others liked this

Tensley

All Blocks Tensley Vineyards Red Blend 2021

Delectable Wine
9.3

The 2021 Red Wine All Blocks, Tensley's Grenache-based wine, is a knock-out. Bright red-toned fruit, blood orange, spice, menthol and cinnamon are all dialed up. This succulent, juicy 2021 delivers the goods. Dollops of Syrah from Colson Canyon and Mourvèdre from the estate vineyard round out the blend. The 2021 is supremely delicious. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2023)
— 5 months ago

Joey Tensley

Fundamental Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is inky and voluptuous. It hits the palate with blackberry jam, chocolate, licorice and spice. I can't think of a California Cabernet that delivers this much quality for the money. Black cherry fruit, tobacco and cedar abound. $18.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2021) — 2 years ago

Alex, MICHAEL and 20 others liked this
MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET Influencer Badge

I agree completely with this rating and review. I like that this wine doesn’t insult the wine lover with over the top oak add-ons and tannins to make a chocolate milk wine but rather has created a smooth and honest California Cabernet.

Tensley

Colson Canyon Vineyard Syrah 2011

This was our 3L for the Christmas party - excellent Syrah, incredibly long tail to it, a little sparkly up front. Was a hit with the guests but I thought fell just short of the Adelaida last year — 3 months ago

Paul liked this

Carina Cellars

Clairvoyant Syrah Blend 2015

2015 Vintage. 15% Alcohol. 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre. Lovely fruits and velvet mouthfeel. Good finish. They shared the tasting room with Tensley in Los Olivos and bottle says made by Tensley. — 2 years ago

David, Jan and 4 others liked this

Tensley

BMT Santa Barbara County Syrah 2017

Somewhat closed aromatics even after 2 hours aeration, but rich, ripe, explosive redfruits and dark fruits, some tannins remain, long finish, very fine Syrah!! — 4 months ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
Severn, Scott@Mister and 3 others liked this

Tensley

OGT Santa Barbara County Syrah 2004

En magnum. This Tensley club magnum has really held up well, dark and red fruit aromas and flavors, rich and full-bodied, but not overripe, medium-long finish, lovely CA Syrah! — 9 months ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
Ira, Jan and 4 others liked this

Lemelson Vineyards

Thea's Selection Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018

Rich, deep pinot from Willamette. Nice tension. Reminds me of Tensley, for some reason. Probably because of its luscious fruit. Gift wine. — 2 years ago

Ira, Brent and 5 others liked this