2017 Tablas Creek "Patelin de Tablas" Paso Robles Rosé

SKU #1352635 93 points Wine & Spirits

 "This rosé is mostly grenache and mourvedre; it captures the cool side of Paso in its freshness, with bright flavors that could substitute for strawberries and cream at a Sunday morning tennis final. Fragrant, smooth, and gracious, it's a rosé that feels complete on its own, and completely integrated." JG  (9/2018)

90 points Jeb Dunnuck

 Smelling like summer in a bottle, the 2017 Patelin de Tablas Rosé is a lighter colored, perfumed, Provencal style beauty that gives up lovely peach, orange rind, and citrus aromas and flavors. It’s clean, impeccably balanced, has good acidity, and great, classically dry finish. Year in, year out, it’s one of the best roses coming out of California.  (8/2018)

90 points Vinous

 Light orange. Musky orange pith and red currant aromas are complemented by subtle herb and floral accents. Smooth and round on the palate, offering juicy red fruit flavors that are firmed by a bitter cherry pit nuance. Clings with very good authority on the finish, which echoes the orange and floral notes. (JR)  (6/2018)

90 points Wine Spectator

 Floral and distinctive for the savory spice, raspberry and watermelon flavors. Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Counoise. Drink now. 3,770 cases made. (web only, 2018) (TF)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 An homage to the rosés of Provence that's produced mainly from whole-cluster pressed Grenache, the 2017 Rosé Patelin de Tablas reveals a pretty nose of strawberry, watermelon and fresh herbs. On the palate, it's glossy, medium-bodied and refreshing, with a crisp, pure finish. The blend contains 29% Mourvèdre, so I suspect it will see out two summers—though I doubt much will survive Thanksgiving. (WK)  (5/2018)

Wine Enthusiast

 A yellowish hue of pink in the glass, this blend of 64% Grenache, 29% Mourvèdre, 5% Syrah and 2% Counoise shows very light and pleasant aromas of crisp melon. It's crisp and zesty on the palate with flavors of lemon juice, ripe nectarine and wet river stone. (MK)  (8/2018)

K&L Notes

The Tablas Creek Vineyard Patelin de Tablas Rosé is a rosé blend in the tradition of Provence, produced from four red Rhône varietals: Grenache, Mourvèdre, Counoise, and Syrah. The wine incorporates fruit from eight top Rhône vineyards in Paso Robles, each vineyard selected for its quality. Like most rosé wines from the Rhône Valley, it is based on the bright strawberrry fruit and fresh acidity of Grenache, with additions of deeper red fruit and structure from Mourvèdre and Counoise, and spice from Syrah.

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Staff Image By: Kaj Stromer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/4/2018 | Send Email
It only makes sense that one of the pioneers of French Rhone-style wines in America would also make one of our finest rosés. The Tablas Creek winery is steeped in the tradition of the wines from Southern France. This classic Grenache, Mourvedre, Counoise and Syrah blend embodies the best of Provencal rosé. The wine is fresh, delightfully fruity, with just a touch of minerality and enough acidity to keep it light on the palate. This continues to be, vintage after vintage, one of the best rosés from California.

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Rhone Blends


United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world.


- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year.
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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