Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Blanc Paso Robles 2016
Appellation Paso Robles
Varietal White Blend
Retail Price $30
Score 4 Stars/92 points
In the Glass
Brilliant, light green/yellow color.
The nose is moderately intense offering scents of green apple, green melon, and kiwi with supporting notes of spring flowers and mint.
The palate confirms the nose delivering a green fruit-driven core with flavors of orange peel and white peach. The finish lingers with soft peach and citrus accents.
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 Rhône varietals and blends in California. What could be cooler?
This beautiful white won't make many bargain lists but that's okay, it's a cut above in terms of quality and we are happy to pay every penny of the asking price.
This charming white is created with a blend of 43% Viognier, 40% Grenache Blanc, 14% Marsanne, and 3% Roussanne. The grapes utilized are all certified organic fruit. The wine was fermented in stainless steel to preserve and emphasize the bright fruit. Only native yeast was used during fermentation. The wine was racked (removing natural solids) and blended then bottled in June of 2017. It's a bright and refreshing wine with depth and style. 92 points.
How to Enjoy
You can sip this wine with nothing at all but I believe that this is a wine that is begging for food, pairing well with nearly any fish or shellfish but we love it with ceviche.