Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Blanc Paso Robles 2016

The Data

Country   USA

Appellation   Paso Robles

Varietal   White Blend

Retail Price   $30

ABV   13%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, light green/yellow color.

Aromatics

The nose is moderately intense offering scents of green apple, green melon, and kiwi with supporting notes of spring flowers and mint.

Flavor

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.

Cool Factor

A

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?

Value Grade

B

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.

Analysis

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.

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