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

SKU #1222552 93 points Wine Spectator

 Vibrant and mouthwatering, with green apple, Meyer lemon and dried pineapple favors that are fresh and juicy. Lemon verbena and lime sherbet notes reverberate on the long, detailed finish. Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne. Drink now.  (11/2016)

91 points Wine Enthusiast

 This blend of 56% Grenache Blanc, 23% Viognier, 12% Roussanne and 9% Marsanne from nine vineyards offers a pretty nose that mixes Key lime, honeydew, just-ripe nectarine and lily florality. It’s bright and fresh on the tightly wound and texturally intriguing sip, with lime pith and lemongrass flavors.  (12/2016)

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

Since 1994 Tablas Creek have been dedicated to making the best Rhone varietal wines in the US and they are doing one fine job of pulling it off creating some of the best Rhone-styled wines you are ever going to find outside of their homeland. The Patelin series is a newer, entry tier, brand from Tablas that uses purchased fruit from numerous vineyards, along with a small amount of estate fruit. But there is a twist here, all of the vineyards they buy fruit from are vineyards that purchased clones and cuttings from Tablas Creek to plant their vineyards in the first place. This year's Patelin is an effusive and fun blend of 56% Grenache Blanc, 23% Viognier, 12% Roussanne and 9% Marsanne that is as drinkable and crowd pleasing as any white Rhone blend on the market today. (Bryan Brick, K&L)

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Staff Image By: Stephanie Vidales | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/29/2016 | Send Email
This is one of my favorite domestic Rhone blends I've tasted in a while! Incredibly aromatic with white flowers, lemon peel, apricot and grapefruit. It's medium to full bodied and has an incredible balance of zippy acidity and luscious fruit. Tablas Creek nailed it with this one, as they always do with the Rhone varieties.

Staff Image By: Jeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/29/2016 | Send Email
Few producers in California have the depth of expertise that Tablas Creek does when it comes to Rhone grape varieties. Established over 20 years ago in partnership with the Perrin family of Chateau Beaucastel in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Tablas Creek continues to champion Rhone inspired whites and reds to this day. The 2015 Tablas Creek "Patelin de Tablas" Paso Robles Rhône Blanc is an outstanding example and a terrific value – racy and mineral driven but with admirable texture and weight. For those who are unfamiliar with Rhone whites, this blend of Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Rousanne and Marsanne offers a delicious alternative to Chardonnay, and an excellent introduction to the distinctive Rhone style.

Staff Image By: Amy Monroe | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/16/2016 | Send Email
Though they are arguably better known for their red wines, I have always loved the whites from Tablas Creek and the 2015 Patelin de Tablas is no exception. The blend is based on Grenache Blanc, a a variety that produces wine that is at once richly textured and cut with crisp acidity -- a multi-tasker, if you will. Viognier adds a lovely floral top note, and Roussanne and Marsanne contribute honeyed and mineral characteristics, respectively. No oak here. Stainless steel vinification underscores this wine's pure and vibrant personality. If you think sub $20 Cali whites can't be complex, this is the bottle that will prove you wrong!
Drink from 2016 to 2018

Staff Image By: Bryan Brick | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/16/2016 | Send Email
Fleshy and full on the nose this has a wealth of tropical Viognier tones of white pineapple and passion fruit but also has a fresh green herbal streak under all this sweet tinged fruit that consists of thyme, white sage and lemon verbena. All aromas typical of the small pieces of Marsanne and Roussanne found here. This wine is whole cluster pressed and fermented with only native yeasts and never sees a lick of oak, letting the true character of this multi-varietal blend shine through. Round and rich with a weight typical of a blend of this nature this continues with its high levels of tropical fruit although they turn more towards citrus on the palate with Kaffir lime and tangelo flavors over a consistent streak of wet stone/granite. With good lift throughout, however far from sharp or tinny this is a rock solid blend that really delivers on its history, pedigree and price point and while this maybe a little out of the ordinary that is exactly why we like it so much and truly believe you will too!

Staff Image By: Gary Norton | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/16/2016 | Send Email
This is, without question, the best Domestic White Rhone blend available right now. The Patelin de Tablas line has always been my go-to call when I'm forced to order wine from a restaurant list as they are always insanely good for the money (even with the restaurant's criminal mark-up) and pair very well with an array of foods. They're always bright and super clean. Great bargain for one of California's most interesting producers.

Staff Image By: Lilia McIntosh | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/15/2016 | Send Email
What a lovely and charming wine! Opens up with beautiful aromas of pears, melon and tropical fruits. On the palate it's smooth and juicy, well rounded and just mouthwatering. Food friendly wine that will be great not only with scallops and white fish but also with Thanksgiving fare!

Staff Image By: Sal Rodriguez | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/15/2016 | Send Email
Just plain brilliant! This is what I want to drink when I drink white wines. Not over-done, not over-oaked. Crisp, tropical, medium weight, and all around delicious. This is crowd-pleasing wine at its purist. Be a hero and have some at your table for the holidays!

Staff Image By: Dave Genevro | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/15/2016 | Send Email
A great nose of minerals, chalk and lemon/lime zest. The palate has citrus and stone fruit characters, level acids, and finishes with an elegant, quite focused and not to mention, dry conclusion.

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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