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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