The 2011 Rosé is cranberry in color, with an expressive nose of watermelon rind, rose petals, plum, mineral and sweet spice. The mouth is rich but balanced by vibrant acids, with flavors of cherry, wild strawberry, plum and lime, and a long, rich finish that is both fresh and spicy. Pair it with Mediterranean cuisine, Spanish tapas, preparations with garlic and olive oil...or just enjoy it outside on a sunny day.
58% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache, 12% Counoise
Pale red. Perfumed bouquet of red and dark berries, dried rose, black pepper and orange zest. Fresh and spicy on the palate, with sappy raspberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors lifted by juicy acidity. Finishes broad and long, with strong punch and lingering spiciness. This rose drinks more like a light red than a pink wine.
Soft but still crisp and lively, with floral raspberry aromas and succulent flavors of strawberry, smoky herb and spice. Mourvèdre, Grenache and Counoise.
The Perrins of Chateau de Beaucastel and Robert Haas, their importer since 1970, founded Tablas Creek Vineyard in 1990. They chose their 1600-foot elevation site in West Paso Robles' Las Tablas because of its chalky clay soils and its climate similar to the southern Rhone Valley. They imported selected French cuttings of Mourvedre, Grenache, Syrah and Counoise and multiplied, grafted and planted their own vines, which they farm organically. This blended wine, in the image of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, is 100% estate-grown and bottled.