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Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) The Tablas Creek Vineyard 2015 Côtes de Tablas Blanc is a blend of four estate-grown white Rhône varietals. The wine, like most wines of the Southern Rhône, is a blend of varietals, featuring the floral aromatics and stone fruit of Viognier, the crisp acids and rich mouthfeel of Grenache Blanc, and the structure and minerality of Marsanne and Roussanne. The grapes for our Côtes de Tablas Blanc were grown on our certified organic estate vineyard.

Winemaker's Notes

#37 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011

The 2009 Côtes de Tablas shows a rich, minty nose with dark chocolate, cherry, leather, licorice and crushed rock. The mouth explodes with dark cherry, with nice chalky Grenache tannins giving firmness. The very long finish lingers with flavors of licorice, spice and cherry liqueur. Our most concentrated Côtes de Tablas ever; it should drink well young but also cellar happily for a decade.

Pairs well with grilled steaks, pasta with meat sauces, rich beef stews, spicy sausages.

Blend: 43% Grenache, 24% Syrah, 18% Counoise, 15% Mourvèdre

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/11/2014
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/07
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (From 2004 Vintage) The wine has a nice fruit friendly bouquet. On the palate, this wine has jammy fruit flavors that are a cross between raspberry and strawberry flavors. The wine closes quite dry and pretty long. E...
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/05.