Tensley 'Los Padres' Syrah 2013
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This is a red wine imageTensley 'Los Padres' Syrah 2013

Wine Advocate 90
"Even better, the 2013 Syrah Central Coast knocks it out of the park with its juicy plum, violets and gamey/bacon-like aromas and flavors. Made just like Joey’s other single vineyard Syrahs (all neutral oak) and from the warmer McGinley, Camp 4 and Mormann vineyards, it’s a forward, delicious and easy-drinking effort that has real character. California needs more of these value-priced efforts and this one delivers.

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Item ID: #18155
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine Advocate 90
"Even better, the 2013 Syrah Central Coast knocks it out of the park with its juicy plum, violets and gamey/bacon-like aromas and flavors. Made just like Joey’s other single vineyard Syrahs (all neutral oak) and from the warmer McGinley, Camp 4 and Mormann vineyards, it’s a forward, delicious and easy-drinking effort that has real character. California needs more of these value-priced efforts and this one delivers.

Los Padres is Joey Tensley’s new label that focuses on value-priced wines. Both of these 2013s are noteworthy and deliver ample bang for the buck. "

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Tensley VineyardIn 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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Reviews (2)

James

"Has a nice full round finish,This a nice complex balanced Syrah.I am very happy with it."

Marykate .r

Hearty and harsh

"It must be that gamey bacony flavor..."

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