2006 OGT Syrah (50% Colson Canyon; 25% Thompson; 25% Tierra Alta)
After tasting numerous blends, we once again decided on a 50% Colson Canyon Syrah 25% Thompson Syrah and 25% Tierra Alta Syrah blend. As always the Colson brings weight and extraction to the equation while the Thompson shines with acidity and the Tierra Alta rounds out the fruit and mid palate. Most of you know Tensley was built on single parcel wines, but when we decided to name a wine for our son we realized his personality was too complex to be portrayed by a single lot. We brought in some Colson to highlight Oliver’s gregariousness and rich imagination, some Thompson to reflect his quick wit, and some Tierra Alta to round out the whole picture. Our final blend is a fruit forward wine that is rich and viscous in the mouth. Its long, complex finish testifies to the age worthiness of this Syrah which should develop beautifully over the next 7 to 12 years.
Cellar Club Price: $72.25
Cases Produced: 122