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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Rouge 2005
Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Rouge 2005
(search item no. 94052)
green wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $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
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 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:

Like most wines of the Southern Rhône, the Tablas Creek Vineyard Côtes de Tablas 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 2005 Côtes de Tablas has an intensely Grenache nose of rare steak, pepper and blueberry. It is juicy and rich in the mouth, with ripe tannins and a finish laced with licorice.

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

"There are 3,900 cases of this delicious, deep ruby/purple-hued offering. Aromas of smoke, roasted herbs, meat juices, black currants and cherries are followed by a medium to full-bodied wine displaying beautiful purity, fruit, and depth. Drink it over the next 5-6 years." 91 Points
Wine Advocate
June 30, 2008

"Deep ruby. Spicy red berries and cherry on the nose, with musky underbrush and baking spices adding complexity; smells like a really good southern Rhône wine. Fresh red fruit flavors are enlivened by zesty mineral and candied floral qualities. Finishes sweet but with a pleasing bitter cherry bite. The tannins here are silky and harmonious, never intruding on the suave fruit." 90 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.