Tablas Creek Vineyard Côtes de Tablas Paso Robles Grenache Blend 2016

$54.99

95 Points - new release                          New release of Tablas Creek's highest-scoring red rhone from Paso Robles. Limited. 95 Points Antonio Galloni:  "Bright violet. Smoke-accented cherry and blackberry aromas are complemented by suggestions of candied licorice, musky rhubarb and cracked pepper. Chewy and broad on entry and then tighter in the midpalate, offering concentrated dark berry preserve and spicecake flavors and a sweet touch of candied violet. Closes on a recurring floral note, showing impressive persistence and suave, even tannins." 94 Points Robert Parker:  "The 2016 Esprit de Tablas contains more Syrah than has been the norm in recent years, a reflection of its unusually fine quality in this vintage. A blend of 46% Mourvèdre, 31% Syrah, 18% Grenache and 5% Counoise, the wine reveals youthful notes of strawberries, licorice and aromatic bark. On the palate, it's textural, medium to full-bodied and savory, with fine-grained tannins, good balance and nice depth and dimension. It will be bottled in July and seems to be a very promising rendition of Esprit de Tablas... ...This Paso Robles outpost is owned by two Francophiles, Frenchman Francois Perrin (owners of the Rhone Valley's Chateau Beaucastel) and Robert Haas. Seeking out steep limestone ridges near the Pacific Ocean, Tablas Creek was a work in progress for its first four to five years, but it has come on like gang-busters in the 21st century.  The wines are striking."  

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Ratings on Delectable

Eric Urbani Delectable Pro

Great wine from the Tablas Creek lineup and in the low end of the price range. Vinous description below is spot on so won’t repeat here.

Great wine from the Tablas Creek lineup and in the low end of the price range. Vinous description below is spot on so won’t repeat here.

9.3

Julia Indik

Grenache 55%, Syrah 25%, Mourvèdre 13%, counties 7%. Dark cherries, cranberry, wound tight with a bit of acid, then followed by smoke and earth.

Grenache 55%, Syrah 25%, Mourvèdre 13%, counties 7%. Dark cherries, cranberry, wound tight with a bit of acid, then followed by smoke and earth.

9.2

Simon Wathier

Fruity and light

Fruity and light

9.1

Sándor Jaguar

Had this with a FAT steak and was pleased

Had this with a FAT steak and was pleased

8.8

Tyler Martinelli

Red Rhone style blend. Balanced and perfect! I had to tell myself to stop smelling it so I could taste it! Beautiful wine!

Red Rhone style blend. Balanced and perfect! I had to tell myself to stop smelling it so I could taste it! Beautiful wine!

10

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