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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Rouge 2004
Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Rouge 2004
(search item no. 89166)
green wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $19.29

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
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 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 Tablas Creek Vineyard Côtes de Tablas is a blend of four estate-grown Rhône varietals: Grenache, Syrah, Counoise and Mourvedre. Like most wines of the Southern Rhône, it is a blend of varietals, featuring the fruitiness of Grenache balanced by the spice and structure of Syrah, with meaty, earthy notes from Mourvedre and Counoise. The 2004 Côtes de Tablas is Tablas Creek's fifth release of its Côtes de Tablas red blend, made in the style of a full-throttle Côtes du Rhone.

The 2004 Côtes de Tablas has a juicy, berry nose of currants, raspberries, licorice and spice. The mouth is full of rich, sweet Grenache fruit showing good acidity and a long finish laced with licorice.

Food pairings: Grilled steaks, pastas with meat sauces, rich beef stews, spicy sausages.

"The medium-bodied 2004 Côtes de Tablas exhibits lovely peppery, berry fruit, roasted herb, and gamy scents. It is a top-notch example of a California version of a Côtes du Rhône." 89 Points
Wine Advocate
August 31, 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.