Category Archives: Wine Reviews

2007 Tensley Thompson Vineyard Syrah
94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The inky/blue/purple-tinged 2007 Syrah Thompson Vineyard (one of the oldest Syrah vineyards in Santa Barbara County) displays pure bouquet garni notes intermixed with creme de cassis, licorice, and pepper characteristics. Full-bodied, dense, and rich with silky tannins and abundant fruit and glycerin, this beauty should evolve

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2008 Andrew Murray Thompson Vineyard Syrah
94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2008 Syrah Thompson Vineyard makes a fascinating contrast to the Terra Bella. Black pepper, leather, spices, violets and white flowers are some of the notes that emerge from the Thompson Vineyard. It shows the freshness and tannic spine of a cold-weather Syrah but with more than enough

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2004 Copain Thompson Vineyard Syrah
95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
One of my favorite Central Coast sites is the Santa Barbara vineyard in the Alisos Canyon known as the Thompson Vineyard and made famous by Ojai’s Adam Tolmach. Fermented with 65% whole clusters, the 2004 Syrah Thompson Vineyard (125 cases produced) offers a dense purple color as well
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