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