Tensley Estate Red Blend All Blocks 2016

Santa Barbara, USA

750ml / 14.7% ABV

Blend: 85% Grenache, 14% Syrah, 1% Mourvedre

94 Wine Spectator

Polished and well-structured, with fragrant black raspberry, crushed stone, and garrigue aromas that open to refined, layered blueberry and savory licorice flavors that linger toward harmonious tannins. Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre.


93 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

A keenly priced Grenache-based blend that draws on all of Tensely's estate blocks, the 2016 All Blocks offers up notes of black cherry, roasted herbs and grilled meat. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with an ample core of dark, ripe fruit framed by some youthfully chewy tannins, but overall supple and seamless in character. This wine, which reminded me of a Châteaneuf-du-Pape from a producer such as Jean-Paul Daumen, should drink well on release and last for a decade.

This is only the second vintage of this very special wine that represents a long-time dream come true for Tensley – a blend made entirely from the winery's own vineyards. This wine is a blend of Syrah and Mourvedre from Tensley's Estate Vineyard as well as Grenache and Syrah from Colson Canyon Vineyard, which Tensley recently purchased. This wine is bold and beautifully balanced, showing the best each vineyard has to offer. From Colson Canyon come the deep, dark berry notes, chocolate, and lush mouthfeel while the Tensley Vineyard brings in savory, earthy notes and deep, dark notes of purple plums. This wine is approachable now but will also age well over the next 8 to 10 years.

Enjoy this Red Blend with roast lamb, a good old burger, succulent ribeye, cooked medium to rare, cheese and portobello mushrooms.

Collections: Our Best Sellers, Red Wine

Type: Red Wine

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