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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Rouge 2009
Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Rouge 2009
(search item no. 109252)
green wine

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $28.99

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
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
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:

#37 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011

The 2009 Côtes de Tablas shows a rich, minty nose with dark chocolate, cherry, leather, licorice and crushed rock. The mouth explodes with dark cherry, with nice chalky Grenache tannins giving firmness. The very long finish lingers with flavors of licorice, spice and cherry liqueur. Our most concentrated Côtes de Tablas ever; it should drink well young but also cellar happily for a decade.

Pairs well with grilled steaks, pasta with meat sauces, rich beef stews, spicy sausages.

Blend: 43% Grenache, 24% Syrah, 18% Counoise, 15% Mourvèdre

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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.