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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Blanc 2007
Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Blanc 2007
(search item no. 97696)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $19.99

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
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 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:

A blend of 38% Viognier, 25% Marsanne, 20% Grenache Blanc and 17% Roussanne.

The Tablas Creek Vineyard Côtes de Tablas Blanc is a blend of four estate-grown white Rhône varietals: Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, and Grenache Blanc. 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. Like our Côtes de Tablas red, this wine is designed to be ready to drink young: at its peak from the moment of its release.

The 2007 Côtes de Tablas Blanc is a blend in the style of French Cotes du Rhone whites, and features intense aromas of stone fruits and minerals, flavors of apricot and Provençal herbs, rich texture, moderate acidity and a long peachy finish.

As with all our wines, the grapes for our Côtes de Tablas Blanc were grown on our 120-acre certified organic estate vineyard.

"Offers up aromas of honeysuckle, white currants, apricots, and quince as well as a hint of tropical fruits. This medium-bodied, refreshing, zesty white should drink well for 2-3 years." 89-90 Points
Wine Advocate
June 30, 2008

"Light gold. Strongly floral nose offers scents of peach, lemon, mango and exotic cherry pit. Juicy, sharply focused pit fruit flavors are given nerve by bitter citrus zest qualities and are dusted with a gentle talc element. Spicy notes build and carry through a long, sappy finish. Already showing complexity." 89 Points
International Wine Cellar
November/December 2008

My Notes:

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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.