Tenshen 2015 Santa Barbara County White Wine
92 Points Wine Enthusiast
Tasting Notes: Aromas of tangerine and ripe melon lead to flavors of peach and apricot. Balanced acidity and juicy honeysuckle accent the finish with a hint of hazelnut.
Wine Spectator 92 Points
Expressive, aromatic and juicy, featuring a rich, ripe, fleshy core of apricot and peach, accented with vanilla bean, honeysuckle and melon flavors. A spicy note lingers on the long finish. Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Chardonnay. Drink now. - M.W.
Wine Enthusiast 91 Points
Tropical fruit, white flower-flavored candies, aromatic heirloom apples and a touch of honey come into crystalline focus on this wine by Joey Tensley and Alex Guarachi. Lime blossoms, Key lime crème fraîche and a touch of yogurt consume the energetic palate.
About the wine: Tenshen is a play on words that nods to winemakers Joey Tensley and Alex Guarachi’s winemaking acumen and the tension that occurs when harvesting. Tenshen’s thought provoking Rhône blends are tenacious and alluring. The reds exhibit brooding dark fruit that is accented by Santa Barbara spice and completed by a mouthwatering finish.