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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Tablas Creek Tablas Estate Rose 2006
Tablas Creek Tablas Estate Rose 2006
(search item no. 91989)
screw cap wine
green wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Blend: 60% Mourvèdre, 28% Grenache, 12% Counoise

The Tablas Creek Vineyard Rosé 2006 is a blend of three estate-grown varietals, propagated from budwood cuttings from the Château de Beaucastel estate. The blend is traditional of the southern Rhône, though the blend of grapes is predominantly Mourvèdre, and therefore more like the solid, dry rosés of Bandol than the lighter Grenache-based Tavel.

The 2006 Rosé is rich, ripe, and full of spice and fruit. It has aromatics of sage and juniper, as well as white plum and watermelon, flavors of ripe strawberries, fresh acidity and a lingering finish. Pair it with Mediterranean cuisine, Spanish tapas, preparations with garlic and olive oil...or just enjoy it outside on a sunny day.

"Medium pink. Fresh raspberry and cherry scents are complemented by pungent herbs and dried flowers, with suave orange peel and anise arriving with air; really smells like a Bandol. Fleshy red fruit flavors are firmed by gentle mineral qualities, which add verve to the ripe, round finish. Comes in at 14.8% alcohol but doesn't seem warm at all. This would be fantastic with herbed fish or poultry, or high-fat, stinky cheeses." 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.