Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Blanc Paso Robles 2016
Appellation Paso Robles
Varietal White Blend
Retail Price $25
Score 4 Stars/92 points
In the Glass
Brilliant, medium green/gold color.
The nose is moderately intense offering scents of white peach, kiwi, and pineapple with supporting notes of honeysuckle and slate.
The palate confirms the nose delivering a tropical fruits-driven core with flavors of passion fruit and orange peel. The finish lingers with subtle pear and citrus accents.
Intensity & Texture
Medium-bodied and nicely 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 in California. What could be cooler?
It's hard to find white blends that are put together this well and offer a level of complexity often reserved for red wines. The Patelin Blanc answers the call.
This complex and tasty white is a careful blend of five varietals: 52% Grenache Blanc, 24% Viognier, 12% Roussanne, 9% Marsanne, and 3% Clairette Blance. I greatly appreciate that the trio of Tablas Creek white Rhône-inspired blends are not simply a tier one through three in price and quality rather a unique wine with differing varietals in the lead. The Patelin Blanc is wonderfully refreshing and perfectly balanced offering versatility at the dinner table. 92 points.
How to Enjoy
Sip chilled in a glass as an aperitif or pair it with both simple and complex seafood dishes, poultry, and most anything in a lemon sauce.