2015 Tensley Estate Vineyard Syrah (91-94 Vinous; 92-94 Wine Advocate)
Our son, Oliver, planted the first vine in the Tensley Estate Vineyard, and we can still pick that vine out from our kitchen window. In short, this vineyard is very special to us, so we couldn’t be happier that our wine club members as well as wine critics Jeb Dunnuck and Antonio Galloni have embraced this wine wholeheartedly. As young as it is, the grapes from this vineyard show amazing sophistication and complexity. In fact, Dunnuck has called it “reminiscent of a top-flight Cornas.” Look for notes of lavender, plums, black cherries and licorice. This wine is full-bodied and approachable now but is also sure to age well over the next 8 to 12 years.
Cellar Club Price: $35.70
Cases Produced: 170