Tensley Santa Barbara County Colson Canyon Syrah 2009 Wine Review (NW)
Vivid notes of rich blueberry, blackberry, and herbs on the nose
Full bodied and firm on the palate
Wild berries, spice, and intensity on the finish
Vivid and intense are two words that sum up this wine. The fruit is vividly expressed in the bouquet and on the finish. The persistent layers of dark fruit are intense.
Tensley makes very good vineyard-designated Syrah in Santa Barbara County, CA, and I recommend this one as a strong expression of the style of Syrah produced in this region. This one was a nice find at a restaurant with some colleagues. The retail price is approximately $40. Raise a glass!