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Tablas Creek Vineyard Patelin de Tablas 2013


Recommendation: An OUTSTANDING California wine and a fantastic value for the price.

Winery/Producer: Produced and bottled by: Tablas Creek Vineyard; Paso Robles, California.

Grape Variety: Rhone blend: 45% Syrah, 29% Grenache, 22% Mourvedre and 4% Counoise.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Paso Robles, California.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $16.95

Purchased From: Woodland Hills Wine Company, Woodland Hills, California.

Paired With: Roast chicken in (sweet) red wine sauce, Brussels Sprouts, garlic, oil and Parmesan cheese pasta, Asiago cheese after dinner.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Clear, dark purple color with a slightly lighter rim. Grenache, blackberry and wet leather aromas. Smooth, intense ripe fruit (cherry, current and blackberry) flavors in the dry, spicy taste. All this continues through a very long finish that ends with just a perfect touch of tar. GREAT California Rhone blend. The flavors were clear and distinct, the wine had real character and it was simply delicious drinking alone (see Vicky’s note about our poor food pairing with this wine)…we’ll do better with the pairing next time!!! An OUTSTANDING California wine and a fantastic value for the price. It’s jumping up and down good!!!

    She said: Dark ruby red, opaque, lots of thin quickly moving legs. To be fair, the chicken diner was dreadful because it was way too sweet with the brown sugar in the sauce. The wine grew better after dinner especially with the cheese so keep that in mind as you read. The aroma was mild and non description but the flavor was deep and rich, and lingered into the long finish. The mouth feel was dry, medium bodied, and with modest delicious tannins. I loved it with the cheese and would buy it again in a flash.

    Grenache Noir vines at the Tablas Creek vineyard

    Comments: Learn more about the Tablas Creek Vineyard.

Alcohol: 13.9%

UPC Code: 0 89419 25708 3

Imported by: NA

Photo from Tablas Creek Vineyard.