2011 Tablas Creek "Estate" Paso Robles Rosé
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.
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)