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Joey Tensley Fundamental Chardonnay 2021
$19.80$15.95
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Wine Advocate 92
“The 2021 Fundamental Chardonnay features scents of quince, apricot, green herbs and baker's yeast. The medium-bodied palate balances savory beeswax and apple character with bright, citrusy acidity and finishes with a touch of texture that will help this pair with dishes from pasta to chicken.”

Jeb Dunnuck 92
“Another great value, the 2021 Chardonnay has terrific purity in its aromas and flavors of tropical fruits, white flowers, citrus oil, and honeysuckle. It's beautifully textured, medium ... read more
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Shelf Location — 55d
Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:13.5%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#58788
Location at store:55d
Item Description
Wine Advocate 92
“The 2021 Fundamental Chardonnay features scents of quince, apricot, green herbs and baker's yeast. The medium-bodied palate balances savory beeswax and apple character with bright, citrusy acidity and finishes with a touch of texture that will help this pair with dishes from pasta to chicken.”

Jeb Dunnuck 92
“Another great value, the 2021 Chardonnay has terrific purity in its aromas and flavors of tropical fruits, white flowers, citrus oil, and honeysuckle. It's beautifully textured, medium to full-bodied, and opulent on the palate, with good concentration and a level of sexiness and mouthfeel that makes you believe it costs three to four times its going rate.”
About Tensley Vineyard
In 1998, Joey Tensley launched Tensley Wines, a winery in Santa Barbara County, where the mountain range runs from east to west. Eager to let the vineyard speak for itself, Joey produces vineyard designated Syrah wines that from day one, have been well received on the market. For his first vintage, Joey produced 100 cases, while serving as the assistant winemaker at Beckmen Vineyards, where he was given space to launch his own label.

Three years later, in 2001, Joey relocated to Buellton, CA to open his own winery, producing 750 cases of wines that immediately appeared on some of the country's top wine lists. This same year, Matt Kramer added two of Tensley's 2001 Syrah wines to the Wine Spectator's Top Ten Wines in the World list. An auspicious beginning for a young vintner? Absolutely! But it was also an incredibly solid foundation that followed with framework in the form of 90-95 point scores from Robert Parker for Tensley's 2001-2004 vintages.

Thirteen years later, Tensley currently produces 3,300 cases a year. Taking advantage of the many micro-climates that the Santa Barbara mountain range provides, Joey cultivates his Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in areas that are close to the ocean, while growing his Rhone varietals--Syrah, Grenache, and Viognier--further inland.
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