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Tablas Creek Viognier 2020


Synopsis, Our Opinion: We called it OUTSTANDING Viognier and have already ordered more!!!

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

Grape Variety: Viognier.

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

Vintage: 2020

Price: $28.00 (with a club discount)

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

Paired With: Pasta with Salmon and Cream Sauce (see: Favorite Pairings & Recipes: Pasta with Salmon and Cream Sauce).

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, very pale wheat straw color. Lots of honey dew melon aromas mixed with lesser amounts of faint rose floral in the background and persistent hints of anise leaves. Silky smooth entry, dry, very fresh and lively mouthfeel, medium body and a 100-grit texture. Flavors abound including melon, tart crabapples and sporadic apricot. Lots of bright acidity and a long bitter finish. WOW, deliciously fresh, numerous tart flavors and an intoxicating finish that goes on and on. The aroma was like perfume, the complex intertwined flavors simply captivating and the lack of dominating sweet tropical flavors made the wine exhilarating. This really paired well with the salmon in cream sauce, yet we both commented how savory it was as a sipping wine after the dinner. We called it OUTSTANDING Viognier and have already ordered more!!!

(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

Comments: Learn more about Tablas Creek Vineyard and their wines.

See also: Other Tablas Creek Vineyard wines we have reviewed.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: screw cap.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Not applicable.