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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Blanc 2006
Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Blanc 2006
(search item no. 93593)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2012 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Tablas Creek Vineyard Côtes de Tablas Blanc is a blend of four estate-grown white Rhône varietals: Viognier, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc, and Roussanne. The wine, like most wines of the Southern Rhône, is a blend of varietals, featuring the aromatics and fruit of the Viognier, the flavors and clean minerality of the Marsanne and Roussanne, and the crisp acids and rich mouthfeel of the Grenache Blanc.

The 2006 Côtes de Tablas Blanc is Tablas Creek's fifth national release of its Viognier-based white blend. It features spicy aromas of herbs, stone fruits and minerals are followed in the mouth by apricot flavors, rich texture, bright acidity, and a long, clean, peachy finish.

Food pairings: mussels Mariniere, green salads with avocado and citrus dressing, scallops, ceviche, light fish (halibut, sole) with tropical salsa.

"This beautiful wine is performing better out of bottle than it did last year from tank. A blend of 59% Viognier, 32% Marsanne, and the rest Grenache Blanc and Roussanne, it exhibits aromas of tropical fruits, lemon blossom, grapefruit, crushed rocks, and quince. This medium-bodied, dry, personality-filled white is best consumed over the next 2-3 years." 90 Points
Wine Advocate
June 30, 2008

"Bright yellow. Spicy orange and lime on the nose, with a dusty mineral quality adding interest. Racy, sharply focused citrus zest and green apple scents gain weight with air, picking up a light apricot character. Offers gentle sweetness on the long, spicy finish." 89 Points
International Wine Cellar
November 15, 2007

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About Tablas Creek Vineyard:

The Perrins of Chateau de Beaucastel and Robert Haas, their importer since 1970, founded Tablas Creek Vineyard in 1990. They chose their 1600-foot elevation site in West Paso Robles' Las Tablas because of its chalky clay soils and its climate similar to the southern Rhone Valley. They imported selected French cuttings of Mourvedre, Grenache, Syrah and Counoise and multiplied, grafted and planted their own vines, which they farm organically. This blended wine, in the image of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, is 100% estate-grown and bottled.