Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Rosé Paso Robles 2016
Appellation Paso Robles
Varietal Rosé Blend
Retail Price $25
Score 4.5 Stars/94 points
In the Glass
Brilliant, light peach color.
The nose is moderately intense offering scents of spring flowers, wet stones, and grapefruit with supporting notes of orange peel and raspberry.
The palate confirms the nose delivering a red fruit-driven core with flavors of pomegranate and accents of tart red berries. The finish is crisp with notes of citrus.
Intensity & Texture
Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced with a vibrant texture.
Tablas Creek is a unique winery in California seamlessly marrying Old World and New World winemaking and setting the standard for Rhone varietals in California. What could be cooler?
The price tag for this lovely rosé reaches our upper limits for rosé purchases. No slight to rosé but we rarely open just one bottle of rosé on a beautiful summer's day so value is always a central concern.
The grapes for this very tasty and classic rosé are sourced from seven appellations in Paso Robles. The 2016 vintage was early starting and early finishing with warm weather throughout. This Grenache dominated rosé (73% Grenache, 17% Mourvedre, 6% Counoise, and 4% Syrah) is fermented and rested in stainless steel to retain its fresh flavors. Patelin de Tablas Rosé is redolent of great Southern Rhone and Provence rosés that feature fresh red fruits with bright, fresh acidity. 94 points.
How to Enjoy
This beauty needs nothing but a glass but it's great with grilled chicken and charcuterie.