Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas 2016

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Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas 2016

SKU 39998


The Tablas Creek Vineyard Patelin de Tablas is a blend of four red Rhône varietals: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Counoise. The wine incorporates fruit from several of the top Rhône vineyards in Paso Robles, each vineyard selected for its quality. Like many red wines from the Rhône Valley, it is based on the dark fruit, mineral and spice of Syrah, with the brightness and fresh acidity of Grenache, the structure and meatiness of Mourvèdre and a small addition of Counoise for complexity. The 2016 Patelin de Tablas has a darkly fruity, Syrah-driven nose of black cherry, blackberry, pepper spice, meat drippings, and pipe tobacco, with a little sweet anise spice providing lift. The mouth shows a balance of fruitier and more savory notes, with cool, minty, cherry skin flavors and notes of pine forest and wood smoke that emerge with air. Chalky tannins provide structure and confidence that while the wine is delicious now, it has the substance and balance to age for up to a decade.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Central Coast, Paso Robles
Brand Tablas Creek
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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Wine EnthusiastThis blend of 52% Syrah, 31% Grenache, 11% Counoise and 6% Mourvèdre is a complete success. Fresh aromas of carnations, purple flowers, crushed cranberries, plump berries and dried sage lead into a taut palate of red plums, red cherries and potpourri spice.

Matt Kettmann, September 1, 2018
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Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Patelin de Tablas will be released later this year, and it's really beginning to become expressive, bursting from the glass with aromas of blackberry, raspberries, cracked pepper and Provence herbs. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, supple and juicy, with a lovely core of fruit, youthfully chewy tannins and a nicely pure finish. Bottled under screwcap, fully 3,000 cases of this blend of 52% Syrah, 31% Grenache, 11% Counoise and 6% Mourvèdre were produced.

William Kelley, May 31, 2018
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Wine SpectatorZesty and full of snappy flavors, offering lively black raspberry, smoky herb and cracked pepper flavors. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2024. 3,090 cases made.

Tim Fish, October 31, 2018

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