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2015 Tensley All Blocks

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March 15, 2020 - $26



93Jeb Dunnuck

...lots of spicy red and black fruits, licorice and herbes de Provence like aromatics. Full-bodied, elegant and seamless on the palate, it’s already impossible to resist...

92Wine Spectator

Precise and well-built, but generous, with smoky black raspberry, river stone and Asian five-spice powder aromas and layered flavors of dark plum, anise and white pepper. Grenache and Syrah...

92Vinous / IWC

...perfumed and racy from start to finish. Dark red cherry, plum, rose petal and sweet spice are front and center. Medium in body by Tensley standards, the All Blocks will drink well right out of the gate. There is a lot to like here.

91-94The Wine Advocate

...It has a supple, sexy personality as well as lots of black raspberry, cherry, spice and floral aromatics, medium to full-bodied richness and a great finish...

91Wine Enthusiast

...dark fruit intensity to weave together a more chaparral spice-driven Rhône-style blend in this bottling, which shows marjoram, bay leaf and sweet sage on the nose. The palate packs those dried herbs onto a beef roast, throwing in dusty earth and dried berries to round out the sip.


United States, California, South Coast, Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara County is not an AVA, but a region just south of San Luis Obispo that includes the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Maria Valley appellations. Wine has been produced in the area since the 18th century when Spanish missionaries planted vineyards. It wasn’t until the 1990s, however, that producers focused on growing premier grapes for fine wines. During the 1990s more than 10,000 acres of vineyards were planted, and today there are nearly 20,000 acres of vineyards. The region received a big bump in recognition and prestige when the popular film “Sideways” was shot there in 2004. Because the region is affected by maritime weather, it is relatively cool climate makes it ideal for Chardonnay. Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and an increasingly adventuresome number of varietals are also grown successfully in Santa Barbara County.