2017 O.G.T. Syrah Blend Magnum (93 Wine Spectator; 94-96 Jeb Dunnuck)
A blend of 25% Tensley Vineyard Syrah, 50% Colson Canyon Syrah, and 25% Thompson Syrah, this wine really tells the story of Tensley. Named for our son, Oliver Gunnar Tensley, each of these vineyards has a significant story for us. In 2011 we were able to buy Tensley Vineyard, our very first vineyard in which Oliver planted the very first vine. We started working with Colson back in 2000. From that very first vintage we dreamed of buying it. That dream came true for us in 2016. As for Thompson, we launched the Tensley brand with Thompson fruit in 1998. The grapes from these very different and very special vineyards always come together beautifully in the glass, delivering decadent and dark notes of blackberries, chocolate and pepper lifted by red fruit acidity and spices. The finish is long, earthy and lush. This wine is approachable now, but will also age well over the next 10 to 12 years.
Cellar Club Price: $76.50