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Tensley Syrah Santa Barbara County Thompson Vineyard 2019

$44

Multilayered and steely with minerality, this red packs in blackberry, licorice and smoked beef tones that build tension toward broad-shouldered tannins. Drink now through 2030. 170 cases made.

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Wine Type and Color

Red Still

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Summary

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Syrah / Shiraz

This dark-skinned red grape most likely originated in France's Rhône Valley, which is still considered its most famous home. Syrah is the sole grape in the reds of the Northern Rhône Valley, but it's also a blending partner in Southern Rhône appellations, including Châteauneuf-du-Pape, where it adds structure and body to Grenache-based wines. The grape was brought to Australia in the 19th century, and is better-known there as Shiraz, which it's also sometimes called in South Africa.

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$44

Tensley Syrah Santa Barbara County Thompson Vineyard 2019

Multilayered and steely with minerality, this red packs in blackberry, licorice and smoked beef tones that build tension toward broad-shouldered tannins. Drink now through 2030. 170 cases made.

Details

Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Web Only - 2022

Summary

Grape

Syrah / Shiraz

This dark-skinned red grape most likely originated in France's Rhône Valley, which is still considered its most famous home. Syrah is the sole grape in the reds of the Northern Rhône Valley, but it's also a blending partner in Southern Rhône appellations, including Châteauneuf-du-Pape, where it adds structure and body to Grenache-based wines. The grape was brought to Australia in the 19th century, and is better-known there as Shiraz, which it's also sometimes called in South Africa.

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Overhead photo of various ingreidnets that make up the grape

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