Grape Variety: Clairette Blanche.
Geographic Appellation: Adelaida District; Central Coast, California.
Price: $24.00 (with a club discount)
Purchased From: Tablas Creek Vineyard tasting room; Paso Robles, California.
Paired With: Pork stir fry with cauliflower, four different bell peppers, onions, and carrots; highlighted with soy sauce and fresh ginger; basmati rice.
Chilled before opening. Clear, very, very light wheat straw color. Light aromas of baked apple and fragile citrus, and Butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii) in the spring. Lively yet tight, medium body and a 150-grit texture. Vibrant flavors of unripe melon, Granny Smith apple and uncooked Kieffer pear start strong and continue to grow all the way past the finish. Dry, crisp acidity and a robust chalky mineral framework all carry through a long tart finish with a persistent aftertaste. Great paired with the stir fried pork dinner and a very satisfying sipping wine after the dinner when the robust mineral character shinned. FIRST-RATE dry California white wine that’s an excellent value.
See also: Other Tablas Creek Vineyard wines we have reviewed.
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Closure: Screw cap.
UPC Code: NA
Imported by: NA