Tensley Syrah OGT (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2007 | Wine.com

 

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    Tensley Syrah OGT (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2007
    Syrah/Shiraz - California

    Ratings

    • RP95
    • WS95
    Price: $249.00
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    Professional Ratings: 95 Wine Spectator, 95 The Wine Advocate

    Region: California

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Other Info: Collectible Wines, Boutique Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 121449

    Winemaker's Notes:

    As many of you know, before Oliver was born we never blended our single-parcel Syrahs. But once we decided to name a wine for him we knew no single parcel would do. The flavor profile of this wine would have to be as imaginative, creative, joyful, and complex as our little boy himself. As always we tasted several different blends before deciding on the right equation for this year's OGT. In the end we once again chose a 50% Colson Canyon Vineyard Syrah, 25% Tierra Alta Vineyard Syrah, and 25% Thompson Vineyard Syrah blend. The Colson brings weight, roundness, and rich, dark stone fruits to the table while the Thompson shines with streaks of earth and dark berries. Beautifully balanced tannins that are soft and grainy in the mouth round out the picture of a Syrah that is age-worthy.

    Critical Acclaim:

    This supple-textured, full-bodied Syrah shows exquisite balance, with a complex mix of loamy earth, dried currant and wild berry fruit that's pure, focused and even delicate given its size. Ends with a long, smooth finish that keeps returning to the fruit themes.

    95 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Displaying a similar dense purple color, the 2007 Syrah O.G.T. is slightly more accessible, revealing plenty of creme de cassis, incense, spice, and earth notes. Less powerfully extracted and dense compared to its sibling, it is still a big, rich, formidably endowed Syrah meant for long-term cellaring. Rating 95+.

    95 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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