Tensley Wines

Tensley Wines

Joey Tensley discovered wine at the age of 12 during a soccer trip to Bordeaux. He started making wine in 1993 at 22 and set up his own Tensley brand in 1998, spending the next 20 years finessing his craft with vintages in Chile, Argentina, Spain, and the Rhône Valley. Joey had already discovered a particular passion for Syrah and had started his own production in Santa Barbara with the mindset to create great quality and affordable wines from Rhône varieties.

He has since extended his range, producing exciting top-quality Syrah from single vineyards with excellent cellaring potential under the Tensley label, as well as brilliant and affordable Rhône blends, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon for drinking now under his Fundamental label.

Joey’s approach is simple: he works with great fruit from the best growers in the Central Coast and is as ‘hands-off’ as possible in the winery with minimum use of oak and sulfur. In 2016, he purchased 16 acres of his only estate vineyard, Colson Canyon, which lies above the all-important fog line, from which he had already been buying grapes to make his flagship cuvée since 2000.

Known as the King of Syrah, Joey Tensley has become renowned for his expertise with this variety, gaining a long list of accolades and high scores from critics such as Robert Parker. Today, he is widely recognized as one of the foremost winemakers in California. His wines reflect his thoughtful, laid-back approach and demonstrate a mineral purity that is quite exceptional for this region, especially at these price points.

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2022 Tensley, Syrah, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Red
2022
Drink, youthful
Medium Bodied
Dry
14.5% Alcohol
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2022 Tensley, All Blocks, Red Blend, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Red
2022
Drink, youthful
Medium Bodied
Dry
14.7% Alcohol
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2022 Tensley, Colson Canyon Vineyard Syrah, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Red
2022
Drink, youthful
Medium Bodied
Dry
15.0% Alcohol
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2022 Tensley, P2KV Rodney's Vineyard Syrah, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Red
2022
Drink, youthful
Medium Bodied
Dry
14.8% Alcohol
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2022 Tensley, Noir, Syrah, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Red
2022
Drink, youthful
Medium Bodied
Dry
15.0% Alcohol
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2022 Tensley, P2KV Zaca Mesa Vineyard Syrah, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Red
2022
Drink, youthful
Medium Bodied
Dry
15.0% Alcohol
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2021 Tensley, Colson Canyon Vineyard Syrah, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Red
2021
Drink, youthful
Medium Bodied
Dry
15.0% Alcohol
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