Recommendation: A MEMORABLE white blend.
Winery/Producer: Tablas Creek Vineyard; Paso Robles, California.
Grape Variety: Blend: 64% Roussanne, 26% Grenache Blanc and 10% Picpoul Blanc.
Geographic Region, Appellation: Paso Robles, California.
Purchased From: Tablas Creek Vineyard; Paso Robles, California.
Paired With: Blue cheese stuffed chicken, roasted potatoes, broccoli and kale salad with feta cheese.
He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear (although there was a slight element of cloudiness in the last pour), oat straw color. Diverse floral, green apple, barn yard, smoky meat and crushed stone aromas. A velvety, creamy, yet slightly crisp mouth-feel; with layers of dry sumptuous peach and honey flavors that just go on and on. WOW, a complex California white wine that’s really OUTSTANDING!!! It simply has it all…FANTASTIC bouquet, a range of smooth and delicious flavors, bright acidity and a long licorice finish. A MEMORABLE white blend…and a very challenging wine to blind taste in a black glass!!!
She said: Clear, golden yellow color with a touch of cloudiness on the last pour. I knew from the first sniff that this was a winner. The powerful aroma was a beautiful prelude to the rich flavorful mouth-feel that was silky smooth and ended with a long finish that had hints of smokiness. This is a wine with many layers of complexity to delight the palate…it’s a very special wine. The crisp acidity rich texture created a great pairing with the salad and enhance the flavor of the rest of the dinner. Not inexpensive, but it’s a very good buy at $40 and I would recommend it and buy it again.
UPC Code: 0 89419 24697 1
Imported by: NA
Photo from Tablas Creek Vineyard.