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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Rouge 2002
Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Rouge 2002
(search item no. 81802)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2002 Cotes de Tablas red is an outstanding example of a Cotes du Rhone blend from California's Central Coast. The good news is that there are 3,500 cases of this beauty. Made from 45% Grenache, 22% Syrah, 21% Mourvedre, and 12% Counoise, this well-structured red possesses a peppery, red and black fruit-scented nose with hints of plums, allspice, and tobacco. Drink it over the next 5-6 years."
-Wine Advocate
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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.