2019 Colson Canyon Syrah (94-96 points, Jeb Dunnuck)
As many of our members and supporters know, purchasing Colson Canyon Vineyard in 2016 was an absolute dream come true. Colson has been part of the Tensley line-up since 2000 and has been a real shining star, consistently showing intensity and power. This year’s Colson is elegant, showing perfumed notes of violets on the nose but it also packs a punch with its smoked meat notes, deep purple fruits and notes of graphite and pepper. The lights touch of new oak balances the chocolate of the wine with notes of vanilla. This wine is rich and approachable now. It can also age beautifully over the next 12 years.