Friday, April 30, 2010

Tensley 2008 Syrah

Wednesday night I decided to cook up a Bon Appetit Sunday Dinner recipe from the May 2010 issue. The dish was a feast of Salmon, Quinoa with Spring Vegetables and Black Beans.

I decided to indulge in the Tensley 2008 Syrah we all loved during the our wine tasting. First the cork broke when I went to open the bottle. I know that could have been my own error, but I had not had a drink yet! When I did indulge, the wine was heavy rather than fruity and well balanced. Though this dish would have been best paired with a chardonnay, I was craving to taste this Tensley again. My guests agreed that the wine did not have the combined floral and fruit notes we remembered from our tasting. In fact, the more I sipped, the more I thought of the cranky sommelier!

Photo is not the label we purchased but only photo I could find.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear that! It's definitely happened to me before; my recollection of the wine poured during tasting is different than the actual wine at home. Also perhaps somewhat correlated, I find that I tend to buy more and more wine at the end of a long day of tasting after I've had quite a lot of wine throughout the day.