2014 Tensley Vineyard Syrah (92-94 Vinous)
This is the second vintage to be harvested from our Tensley estate vineyard. This two-acre parcel is planted directly behind our house and carefully tended to by our grower and by us. Our son, Oliver, actually planted the very first vine in 2011 and even harvested the first cluster three years later. The vineyard has great sun exposure, sandy soil and a gentle slope that provides great drainage for the vines. 2014 was a drought year, so we cut back on the water to the vines. With fewer clusters and smaller berries, the 2014 Tensley is a deeply extracted and complex wine. The tanins are fine and dusty and the wine is brimming with notes of raspberries, cherries and blackberries. Drink this well-structured wine now or age it over the next 12 years.
Cellar Club Price: $35.70