2015 Tablas Creek "Patelin de Tablas" Paso Robles Rhône Blanc

SKU #1222552 90 points Vinous

 Pale yellow. Anjou pear and tangerine on the incisive, mineral-tinged nose. Silky, taut and focused, offering lemon pith, green apple and honeysuckle flavors and a touch of fennel. Closes with firm grip and very good, tangy persistence, leaving floral and orchard fruit notes behind. (JR)  (9/2016)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The entry level white is the 2015 Patelin de Tablas Blanc, which is mostly Grenache Blanc, yet incorporates 23% Viognier, 13% Roussanne and 9% Marsanne. Brought up all in stainless steel, it's a fresh, exotic, medium-bodied effort that gives up lots of Meyer lemon, orange blossom and salty notes. Buy it by the case and enjoy bottles over the coming year or two. (JD)  (8/2016)

K&L Notes

With grapes from nine different sites within the Paso Robles AVA, the 2015 Patelin de Tablas Blanc is a blend of 56% Grenache Blanc, 23% Viognier, 12% Roussanne, and 9% Marsanne. This fruit was whole cluster pressed with fermentation taking place in stainless steel tanks with only native yeasts used.

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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 (%): 13.5