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At Tablas Creek Winery, they are all about blending.  Whether it’s old world and new world or the Rhone Valley with Paso Robles, their goal is to produce wines that are complex, balanced, and rich.  The approach is working well for them, as each wine our panel tasted was top-notch’

Tablas Creek 2015 Patelin de Tablas Rose

Grape(s): 73% Grenache, 17% Mourvedre, 6% Counoise, & 4% Syrah

Region: Paso Robles, Ca

Price: 20-25

Tasting Notes:

Strawberry, cherry, and peach aromas waft up from a glass, along with a few floral and spicy hints. Lots of red berries and stone fruits mingle together  with traces of roses, white pepper, and lemon peal on the palate. A fresh acidity and good depth of flavors make this a standout rose. 3000 cases produced.

Rating: 91

Tablas Creek 2015 Patelin de Tablas Blanc

Grape(s): 56% Grenache Blanc, 23% Viognier, 12% Roussanne, & Marsanne

Price: 20-25

Tasting Notes:

A melange of apples, peaches, and citrus fruits with a few floral and mineral accents rise up from a glass. Vibrant flavors of green apple, white peach, and lemon envelop the palate, but a few notes of minerals and white blossoms follow in the background. With a nice body, fresh acidity, and good depth, it’s a fine example of a white Rhone-style blend. Match it up with your favorite seafood. 2900 cases were made.

Rating 91

Tablas Creek 2015 Cotes de Tables Red

Grape(s): 39% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 16% Counoise, & 10% Mourvedre

Price: 30-35

Tasting Notes:

Cherries, plums, and boysenberries interweave with suggestions of spice, earth, and bacon on the nose. Plush tannins carry flavors of cherry and plum, alongside peppery, leathery, and minerally expressions on the palate. A lighter wine with hearty flavors, match it up with chicken or lamb kabobs. 1450 cases produced.

Rating: 90

Tablas Creek 2015 Cotes de Tables Blanc

Grape(s): 26% Viognier, 25% Grenache, 25% Marsanne, & 24% Roussanne

Price: 25-30

Tasting Notes:

One is drawn into a glass by aromas of apricots, pineapples, honey, and spring flowers. A rich, round palate carries flavors of apricot and key lime into elements of orange blossoms and honey. A mouth-filling white with a pleasant acidity, swordfish would make a lovely pairing. 1550 cases were made.

Rating: 90