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Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Delicious red wine that’s a great value.

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

Grape Variety: Southern Rhône blend – 55% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 13% Mourvedre and 7% Counoise.

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

Vintage: 2016

Price: $28 (with a Tablas Creek Vinsider Club discount)

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

Paired With: Pork chops with Dijon mustard sauce, oven roasted Napa cabbage and roasted red potatoes.

Tasting:

    Opened 45-minutes before drinking. Clear, light ruby color with a slightly lighter rim. Strong Grenache aromas including lavender, licorice, fresh figs and raspberry with hints of leather. Smooth, fresh and slightly off dry mouthfeel, medium body and a 150-grit texture. Lots and lots of luscious red raspberry, cherry and plum flavors. Brawny edgy acidity, well integrated fine grained tannins that really show their grip in the finish and a long slightly tart ending that’s filled with pepper and clove. WOW, easy drinking and excellent paired with the dinner. Very Rhône-like and the combination of concentrated fruit and crisp acidity really made it special. We’ve had other vintages of Cotes de Tablas in the past and it’s consistently noteworthy. This was Delicious red wine that’s a great value.

(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: 13.5%

Closure: 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 0 89419 24900 2

Imported by: Not applicable.