2011 Tablas Creek "Estate" Paso Robles Rosé

SKU #1094532 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 (58% mourvedre, 30% grenache and 12% counoise): Pale red. Perfumed bouquet of red and dark berries, dried rose, black pepper and orange zest. Fresh and spicy on the palate, with sappy raspberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors lifted by juicy acidity. Finishes broad and long, with strong punch and lingering spiciness. This rose drinks more like a light red than a pink wine.  (11/ 2012)

90 points Wine Spectator

 Soft but still crisp and lively, with floral raspberry aromas and succulent flavors of strawberry, smoky herb and spice. Mourvèdre, Grenache and Counoise. Drink now. (Web-2012)

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

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United States

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California

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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.
Alcohol Content (%): 14.5