2010 Tablas Creek "Patelin de Tablas" Paso Robles Rhône Blanc

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89 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Patelin de Tablas Blanc (50% Grenache Blanc, 33% Viognier, 10% Roussanne, 7% Marsanne) shows the richness of Grenache Blanc in its white peaches, flowers and jasmine. It is a beautifully delineated white, as well as a terrific value. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015." (08/11) 89 points Wine & Spirits: "Round and supple, this emphasizes its textural pleasures while the flavors remain subtle, hinting at almonds and green pear skin. Those flavors may develop with six months to a year in bottle. To serve with roast sable or other substantial fish." (08/11) And from Wine Enthusiast: "Delicious flavors...Rich in apricots, oranges and honeysuckles, it’s a little soft and sweet, but fancy. Drink now." (08/11) A Southern Rhône style white blend, this has the crisp acidity you'd expect from Grenache Blanc, with that varietals lemony, minerally character, plus floral tropical qualities from the Viognier and mid-palate richness from the Roussanne and Marsanne. Multi-dimensional, fresh and food-friendly, this would be delcious with scallops or Red rock crab.

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Other White Wines

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United States

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Paso Robles

- Located about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, this inland AVA enjoys a sunny and hot growing period while its seaside neighbors hang in the fog. Zinfandel is the traditional red grape of choice, though cabernet, chardonnay, and Rhône varietals are gaining favor. Most are made in a fruit-forward, early drinking style.