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Tablas Creek Vineyard Dianthus Rosè 2017


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A SUPER “New California” Rosè.

Producer/Winery: Tablas Creek Vineyard; Paso Robles, California.

Grape Variety: Southern Rhone Rosè blend – 49% Mourvedre, 39% Grenache and 12% Counoise.

Geographic Appellation: Adelaida District Paso Robles; Central Coast, California.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $24 (with a club discount)

Purchased From: Tablas Creek Vineyard tasting room; Paso Robles, California.

Paired With: Chicken in peanut sauce, rice and brussels sprout.

Tasting:

    Chilled before opening. Light cherry red color. Dominant watermelon aroma with lots of fresh plowed corn stubble and lilac (Syringa vulgaris) blossoms in the background. Smooth, juicy & tart, medium-body and an 80-grit texture. Easy to identify, watermelon and strawberry flavors that were intertwined with lots of fresh acidity, tart (almost bitter) taste with a lingering sweet fruit character that continued through a long finish that’s dominated by a fine solution of limey mineral. WOW, each sip is overflowing with sumptuous tart, dusty fruit taste. FANTASTIC pairing with the peanut sauce chicken. Clearly not from Provenance, but a SUPER “New California” Rosè.

(Clockwise from left): Tablas Creek Vineyard founder Robert Haas, winemaker Neil Collins, Cesar Perrin, Francois Perrin and general manager Jason Haas at Tablas Creek. The vineyard is owned in partnership with the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel.
Photo from Tablas Creek Vineyard.

Comments: Learn more about Tablas Creek Vineyard and their wines.
See also: Other Tablas Creek Vineyard wines we have reviewed.

Alcohol Content: 14.1%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 0 89419 24800 5

Imported by: NA