VOLUME 9, ISSUE 40
April 17, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Winemaker & Winegrower Ted Lemon Celebrates 20 Years of Littorai, 30 Years of Winemaking Clos de la Tech Ceja Vineyards: Inspiring Preserverance Leads to Success Newest Bacigalupi Wines Truly Honor a Legacy Adventures on the Pinot Trail: In Pursuit of Balance 2014 Rivers Marie: Back on Track in 2012 E16 Pinot Noir: A Pleasant Surprise Recent Sips of Chardonnay Recent Sips of Other Interesting Whites Recent Sips of Pinot Noir Pinot Briefs Alquimie: “The Drinks Are On Us” Harvest Down Under
Tensley is a family owned winery specializing in vineyard-designated Syrah. Winemaker Joey Tensley has been highly lauded by Robert Park. Lea Wines include a Syrah Rose and single-vineyard Pinot Noir made by Jennifer Tensley. Established in 1998, production reached 3,300 cases by 2006 including seven single-vineyard Syrahs, the most in Santa Barbara County.
The Tensley tasting room is located in Los Olivos at 2900 Grand Avenue and is open Friday through Sunday.
Articles About Tensley/Lea
NV Deux Terres Red Wine
13.7% alc., $45. 50% French and 50% American grapes. Two French winemakers (Roger and daughter Julie Belland of Domaine Roger Belland) and 1 American winemaker (Jennifer Tensley of Lea Wines) collaboration. Two different terroirs (2009 Lea Turner Vineyard Pinot Noir and 2009 Domaine Roger Belland Santenay-Commes Premier Cru), but two similar winemaking philosophies. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of dark red berries, dried rose petals and balsam with a hint of pungency from volatile acidity. Tasty core of dark red berry and cherry fruit. Earthy and minerally, with complimentary oak, ripe, firm tannins, and a crisp finish tasting of cherries. A unique wine, speaking more of Burgundy than California. Good. Reviewed June 24, 2012 ARTICLE »
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