2012 Tablas Creek "Patelin de Tablas" Paso Robles Rosé
Zesty yet delicate in style, offering a light peach hue, plus aromas of dried cherry and wild flower, with crisp flavors of apricot, watermelon and loamy spice. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Counoise. Drink now.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Made in a fresh, dry Provencal style, the 2012 Rose Patelin de Tablas sports a light salmon color to go with juicy, edgy aromas of orange blossom, citrus rind and wild herbs on the nose. Medium-bodied, round and supple on the palate with juicy, refreshing acidity, it's hard to resist and is a perfect summer quaffer.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale orange-pink. Zesty orange peel and strawberry scents show very good clarity and pick up a deeper cherry quality with air. Dry and racy on the palate, boasting good lift and cut to its bitter cherry and red berry flavors. The citrus note comes back on the taut, sharply focused finish.
75% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre and 5% Counoise, from the California outpost of Rhône great, Château de Beaucastel. You know it's going to be Rhône-style rosé done right.