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Professional Ratings: 90 The Wine Advocate
Region: Central Coast, California
Varietal: Rhone White Blends
Other Info: Green Wines, Screw Cap Wines
Style: Fruity & Smooth
Item no. 97696
A blend of 38% Viognier, 25% Marsanne, 20% Grenache Blanc and 17% Roussanne.
The Tablas Creek Vineyard Côtes de Tablas Blanc is a blend of four estate-grown white Rhône varietals: Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, and Grenache Blanc. The wine, like most wines of the Southern Rhône, is a blend of varietals, featuring the aromatics and fruit of the Viognier, the flavors and clean minerality of the Marsanne and Roussanne, and the crisp acids and rich mouthfeel of the Grenache Blanc. 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 2007 Côtes de Tablas Blanc is a blend in the style of French Cotes du Rhone whites, and features intense aromas of stone fruits and minerals, flavors of apricot and Provençal herbs, rich texture, moderate acidity and a long peachy finish.
As with all our wines, the grapes for our Côtes de Tablas Blanc were grown on our 120-acre certified organic estate vineyard.
"Offers up aromas of honeysuckle, white currants,
apricots, and quince as well as a hint of tropical fruits. This medium-bodied, refreshing, zesty white should drink well for 2-3 years." 89-90 Points
June 30, 2008
"Light gold. Strongly floral nose offers scents of peach, lemon, mango and exotic cherry pit.
Juicy, sharply focused pit fruit flavors are given nerve by bitter citrus zest qualities and are dusted with a gentle talc element. Spicy notes build and carry through a long, sappy finish. Already showing complexity." 89 Points
International Wine Cellar