Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Blanc 2004
This is Tablas Creek's third national release of its Viognier-based white blend, made in a rich and aromatic style, yet with a clean minerality in the mouth, bright acidity, and a long finish. Like our Côtes de Tablas red, this wine is designed to be ready to drink young: at its peak from the moment of its release.
"The fruit-driven, elegant 2004 Cote de Tablas blanc, a blend of 55% Viognier, 29% Marsanne, and the rest Grenache Blanc and Roussanne, is a crisp, elegant white offering notions of lemon zest, grapefruit, oranges, and other tropical fruits. With good underlying acidity as well as surprising body and intensity, it will drink well for several more years."
Tablas Creek is a pioneer of California’s Rhone movement. Founded in 1989, it is the culmination of a friendship between two of the international wine community’s leading families dating back to 1967: the Perrin family of Chateau de Beaucastel and the Haas family of Vineyard Brands. After a four-year search, the partners chose Paso Robles, California for its many similarities to the Southern Rhone and began the lengthy process of importing vine cuttings, building a grapevine nursery, and creating an estate vineyard from the ground up. Today, the vineyards at Tablas Creek are proudly Biodynamic® and organic certified by Demeter USA.