2 Ratings
Tensley Syrah Tierra Alta Vineyard Santa Barbara County

Wine Details







Wine Description

(From 2010 Vintage) Exhibits a broad range of supple flavors, extending from beefy wild berry to touches of blueberry, tomato paste and olive tapenade to loamy earth. Beautifully balanced, this is elegant and stylish.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2012 Vintage) Planted to the 99 Syrah clone from the Chateauneuf du Pape region of France, our section of the Tierra Alta vineyard is windy and steep – ideal growing conditions for producing a solid Syrah. Year after year this vineyard delivers an elegant, supple Syrah that is fruit-forward and slightly jammy yet also floral with great minerality and elegance.

Expert Reviews
  • Decanter
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Intensely peppery wild blackberry nose. Palate the same with good balance and some nice dried wild herbs. Very pleasing and complex. Drink up to 2008.