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Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Blanc 2012

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750ML / 13% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

The 2012 Cotes de Tablas Blanc features an immensely appealing nose of peaches and cream, lightened by a pretty minty note. The mouth is medium weight with stone fruit, white flowers, a creamy texture and a pleasing saline mineral note at the end that helps keep the long finish clean and fresh.

Blend: 34% Viognier, 30% Marsanne, 30% Grenache Blanc, 6% Roussanne

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RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2012 Cotes de Tablas Blanc is a blend of 34% Viognier, 30% Marsanne, 30% Grenache Blanc and 6% Roussanne that was aged mostly in neutral barrels. Showing a pure, clean and classy style, with notions of white peach, lemon curd, green herbs, white flowers and hints of almond paste, it hits the palate with a medium-bodied, fresh and lively profile that will be versatile on the dinner table. More elegant than rich, it nevertheless has solid mid-palate depth and plenty of length on the finish. Enjoy it anytime over the coming 2-4 years.
TP 90
Tasting Panel
Smooth and rounded with aromatics, spice and rich minerality; mellow, lush and balanced; long, juicy and complex; snappy and fresh. 34% Viognier, 30% Marsanne, 30% Grenache Blanc, 6% Roussanne.
WS 90
Wine Spectator
Shows terrific purity to the lemon, grapefruit and ripe peach flavors, smooth, crisp and intense, finishing with notes of floral, jasmine and white pepper. Viognier, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne. Drink now.
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Tablas Creek Vineyard, California
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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.

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Paso Robles has made a name for itself as a source of supple, powerful, fruit-driven wines. But with eleven smaller sub-AVAs, there is actually quite a bit of diversity to be found in this inland portion of California’s Central Coast.

Just east over the Santa Lucia Mountains from the chilly Pacific Ocean, lie the coolest in the region: Adelaida, Templeton Gap and (Paso Robles) Willow Creek Districts, as well as York Mountain AVA and Santa Margarita Ranch. These all experience more ocean fog, wind and precipitation compared to the rest of the Paso sub-appellations. The San Miguel, (Paso Robles) Estrella, (Paso Robles) Geneso, (Paso Robles) Highlands, El Pomar and Creston Districts, along with San Juan Creek, are the hotter, more western appellations of the greater Paso Robles AVA.

This is mostly red wine country, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel standing out as the star performers. Other popular varieties include Merlot, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Grenache and Rhône blends, both red and white. There is a fairly uniform tendency here towards wines that are unapologetically bold and opulently fruit-driven, albeit with a surprising amount of acidity thanks to the region’s chilly nighttime temperatures.

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Full-bodied and flavorful, white Rhône blends originate from France’s Rhône Valley. Today these blends are also becoming popular in other regions. Typically some combination of Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier form the basis of a white Rhône blend with varying degrees of flexibility depending on the exact appellation. Somm Secret—In the Northern Rhône, blends of Marsanne and Roussanne are common but the south retains more variety. Marsanne, Roussanne as well as Bourboulenc, Clairette, Picpoul and Ugni Blanc are typical.

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