Tensley Colson Canyon Syrah 2017
This is the second vintage of Colson Canyon Syrah that we’ve produced since purchasing the vineyard in 2016. Buying Colson was nothing short of a dream come true for us. Colson has been part of our portfolio since 2000, and it’s been a real superstar for us, garnering Food and Wine Magazine’s Best Syrah in America award as well as making the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 twice. Since taking over Colson, we’ve dedicated ourselves to meticulously farming this unique location. We’ve thinned the canopy, dropped crop and carefully monitored watering. As a result, we feel that 2016 and 2017 have been the best Colson vintages to date. This wine is rich and deep with decadent notes of chocolate, bacon, and black fruits, The mouthfeel is round and velvety with a long, lingering finish. Look for hints of vanilla from the 20 percent new French oak we use on each vintage. Drink this wine now or age it over the next 12 years.
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara|
Jeb DunnuckI loved the 2017 Syrah Colson Canyon, a classic Tensley Syrah with its plum and darker fruits, peppery herbs, olive, and savory meatiness. Possessing full bodied richness, impressive purity of fruit, and a big finish, it’s another winner that will keep for 10-15 years.
Wine SpectatorDeeply structured yet rich and polished, with smoked meat, huckleberry and garrigue notes that jaunt toward big but refined tannins on the finish.
Wine AdvocateThe 2017 Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard, tasted from barrel, offers up sweet, primary aromas of ripe blackberries, bacon fat, smoke and grilled meat. On the palate, it's still early days to make any kind of judgment, but the wine reveals bright acids and lots of chalky structure.