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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Blanc 2008
Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Blanc 2008
(search item no. 100859)
screw cap wine
green wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $23.99

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
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 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:

The 2008 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.

Pair with Mussels Marinière, green salads with avocado and citrus dressing, scallops, ceviche, light fish (halibut, sole) with tropical salsa.

42% Viognier; 26% Roussanne; 21% Marsanne; 11% Grenache Blanc

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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.