Tablas Creek Vineyard Côtes de Tablas Paso Robles 2013
The Tablas Creek Vineyard Côtes de Tablas is a blend of four estate-grown Rhône varietals: Grenache, Syrah, Counoise and Mourvedre. Like most wines of the Southern Rhône, it is a blend of varietals, featuring the fruit and spice of Grenache balanced by the spice and mineral of Syrah, the appealing briary wildness of Counoise and the structure of Mourvèdre.
"shows gorgeous integration and a lively mix of all organically grown grapes": About Wine (Jun. 2016)
"A kiss of sweet floral lift": Jancis Robinson (Feb. 2016)
90 points; "very good energy": Josh Raynolds, Vinous (Sep. 2015)
90-92 points: "A year in, year out excellent value": Wine Advocate (Aug. 2015)
90 points; "supple and balanced": Wine Spectator (April 2015)
90-92 points; "especially dark and intense this year": Antonio Galloni (July 2014)
The 2013 Côtes de Tablas shows an explosive minty nose of blueberry, licorice, black plum and pepper. There's powerful fruit on the front palate, then firming up with great tannins on the back. There's a luxurious texture, with nice granular tannins and a minty garrigue cooling and lingering on the finish. Hold for six months, then drink for the next decade or more.
APPELLATION Paso Robles
BLEND 55% Grenache 30% Syrah 10% Counoise 5% Mourvedre
TECHNICAL NOTES 14.5% Alcohol by Volume
1580 Cases Produced
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