2019 Tablas Creek 'Patelin de Tablas Red Blend' Paso Robles
WINEMAKER'S NOTES: The Tablas Creek Vineyard Patelin de Tablas is a blend of four red Rhône varietals: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Counoise. The wine incorporates fruit from several of the top Rhône vineyards in Paso Robles, each vineyard selected for its quality. Like many red wines from the Rhône Valley, it is based on the dark fruit, mineral and spice of Syrah, with the brightness and fresh acidity of Grenache, the structure and meatiness of Mourvèdre and small additions of Counoise for complexity.
A dark, spicy Syrah-driven nose reminiscent of Cornas: teriyaki, black olive, eucalyptus and black plum. On the palate, meaty and juicy, with flavors of soy marinade, black raspberry, wood smoke and white pepper. The long, gently tannic finish lingers with black fruit and spice. Delicious now, but with the substance and balance to age for up to a decade.
Wine Enthusiast - "Elegant aromas of purple flower, rose petal, raspberry and asphalt show on the nose of this of blend of 37% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 23% Mourvèdre and 5% Counoise. It's bright and floral on the palate, with rose tea and red currant flavors."
Tasting Panel - "A blend of Rhone varieties from 9 different vineyards; earthy and ripe nose, generous, rich and juicy with seductive fruit, deep, round and long."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "The 2019 Patelin de Tablas is made up of 37% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 23% Mourvèdre and 5% Counoise. It has a pale ruby-purple color and scents of red and black berries, pepper, earth, charcuterie and bitters. The medium-bodied palate is soft and juicy with a balance of bright fruit, earth and spice, and it finishes uplifted."
Wine Spectator - "A zesty red, with plenty of easygoing personality, offering black cherry, cracked pepper and spice flavors that glide toward polished tannins. Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Counoise. Drink now through 2028."
|Country||USA - California|
|Winery||Tablas Creek Vineyard|
|Grape Varietals||Red Rhone Blend|