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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Rouge 2006
Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Rouge 2006
(search item no. 98122)
green wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $22.99

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
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
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:

A blend of 72% Grenache, 11% Syrah, 9% Mourvèdre and 8% Counoise.

The 2006 Côtes de Tablas has an intensely Grenache nose of cherries, rare steak and pepper. It is medium-bodied, with rich juicy, spicy flavors, gentle ripe tannins and a finish laced with licorice.

"The more challenging 2006 vintage has produced a lighter-styled, medium-bodied, soft, pleasant 2006 Cotes de Tablas, a blend of 72% Grenache, 11% Syrah, 9% Mourvedre, and the rest mixed varietals. It exhibits a dark ruby color, medium body, soft fruit, plenty of red currant and smoked duck notes, and hints of licorice as well as mint." 89 Points
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.