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Tablas Creek Vineyard Roussanne 2014

Synopsis, Our Opinion: We called it EXQUISITE Roussanne.

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

Grape Variety: Roussanne.

Geographic Appellation: Central Coast California.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $35.00

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

Paired With: Stir fry of onion, garlic, crimini mushrooms, broccoli, celery, carrots, ginger and chicken with brown rice.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, dark oat straw color. Fresh Spring air, pear and lilac blossom aromas. Rich, creamy texture with a substantial mineral backbone and lots of body. Ripe melon, pear, apple and quince flavors with dabs of honey in each sip and all this set in a background of buttery pie crust; followed by a long smooth apple, pear and mineral tasting finish that ends with an almost indistinguishable vanilla bean flavor. We both commented how much we liked it with the stir fry dinner…it really paired well with the chicken and vegetables, but the ginger and salty soy sauce really made it perfect. This Roussanne was like drinking from a limestone spring that was surrounded by a pear orchard filled with blooming hyacinths. We called it EXQUISITE Roussanne.

    Note: Although we have previously reviewed the 2015 vintage of this wine we thought the difference in the 2014 vintage was worthy of writing it up again.

(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%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 0 89419 25101 2

Imported by: NA