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Professional Ratings: 90 International Wine Cellar, 90 Vinous / Antonio Galloni
Region: Central Coast, California
Varietal: Rhone White Blends
Other Info: Screw Cap Wines
Style: Fruity & Smooth
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
Item no. 113082
The 2010 Côtes de Tablas Blanc features a serious nose, minty with stone fruits and honeydew lurking underneath. The mouth is broad and rich, peaches and cream, but dry, with a very long finish with a hint of tannin reminiscent of red apple skins, cream, and rocks, nicely saline at the end.
Blend: 54% Viognier, 30% Grenache Blanc, 8% Marsanne and 8% Roussanne
Bright yellow-gold. Fresh melon and peach on the fragrant nose. A juicy, energetic midweight that offers fresh honeydew and pit fruit flavors and a hint of candied orange. Finishes smooth, spicy and very long, leaving notes of fresh flowers and white pepper behind.
The just-bottled 2010 Cotes de Tablas Blanc is quite a bit fresher and more nuanced than the 2009. Bright, citrus white fruit, flowers and minerals come together beautifully in this polished, vibrant white. In 2010 the blend is 54% Viognier, 30% Grenache Blanc, 8% Marsanne and 8% Roussanne. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017.