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|Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2012 (based on 4 user opinions)|
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Community Tasting Notes (average 30 notes) - and median of 90 pts. in hiding notes with no text
| ||Tasted by Azbearoh on 5/13/2013 & rated 90 points: Nice acidity and minerality. Tastes of green apple and citrus. Good finish. Drank with a mushroom stroganoff. Will see how it tastes tomorrow with more air. (413 views)|
| ||Tasted by JDRFoster on 5/19/2012 & rated 88 points: Lots of Limey citrus and crisp minerality (869 views)|
| ||Tasted by drrobvino on 4/6/2012 & rated 88 points: Moderate yellow-gold in color, 13.9% ABV. This wine was popped and poured (or unscrewed and poured) and enjoyed with sushi. on those, there're notes of slightly oxidized pears, with a lemon/lime nuance, and a hint of chalky minerality. On the palate, the wine is not as tight and acidic as I would prefer for a Vermentino; it has flavors that echo from the palate, of tart green apples, pears, and lemon. There is a slight flabbiness that comes across in the medium-length finish, making the wine just slightly flabby for what it could and should be. It pairs nicely with seafood/sushi today, but I believe it should be drunk sooner rather than later, as it will not improve from this point, and has likely already reached its prime. (1011 views)|
| ||Tasted by tward on 3/23/2012 & rated 89 points: Drinking very well, showing baked lemon and a touch of tropical fruits on a firm frame that is crisp and lively but also a bit supple and long lasting. It's worth giving this some time to open up as it got better after an hour - it may be worth a quick decant or trying it through an aerator. Due to price, QPR is only so-so. (956 views)|
| ||Tasted by aagrawal on 8/15/2011 & rated 84 points: Sauvignon blanc-like grassiness on the nose, clean crisp palate. Great summer picnic drinker. (1574 views)|
| ||Tasted by circadumonde on 7/30/2011 & rated 90 points: Citrus and minerals-both nose and taste. Mouth coating that lingers and bouquet that leaps above the glass. (1325 views)|
| ||Tasted by DaveZack on 5/27/2011 & rated 90 points: Got this bottle from the winery's wine club for $22.80 (retail $30) and drank with Tyler Florence's shrimp scampi.|
The bouquet is clean, floral, crisp, and citrussy.
This wine is a fantastic warm-weather white. The flavor profile is wonderfully crisp and clean, with hints of minerals and stone, lemon curd, tropical fruits, and white pepper. If one has never had a Vermentino, I would compare it to a Torrontes. The wine has fabulous acidity and structure and paired beautifully with the scampi. It would pair equally well with grilled fish, shell fish, and even cold summertime soups like cream of asparagus.
We had a 2007 Vermentino from TC that we didn't care for at all; we discovered later that the wine was in a "closed phase" and ever since we've discovered TC's vintage chart, we refer to it regularly. According to the vintage chart, this wine is at peak maturity and is drinking beautifully right now. Wish we had more......... (1304 views)
| ||Tasted by michal on 4/14/2011: Very enjoyable wine. Medium body with full flavor. Good acidity. Tart. (1368 views)|
| ||Tasted by jsherdc on 2/5/2011 & rated 91 points: Tastes like apple cider. Very Cleansing. I opened this three weeks ago, and it still tastes great! (1585 views)|
| ||Tasted by Slvrfish on 1/8/2011: Big hit a our annual Elvis party I did not taste. (2101 views)|
| ||Tasted by jorgerunfast on 11/19/2010 & rated 87 points: Nice straw color, medium bodied wine. Upon opening there's a great balance between body, acidity, some crispiness, and even the faintest touch of sweetness. Over 2 hours though the wine became a bit flabby and fat. The brightness sort of faded away and the wine became a little heavy and touch. Nose of petro, some lemon, and maybe golden apples. Nice wine, needs food, and should be served on the cooler side. (1981 views)|
| ||Tasted by bmr67 on 10/15/2010 & rated 88 points: This is more of a transitional wine; not summer light and crispy but having moderate body yet having enough crispness and acidity to be clean and refreshing. Previous notes are accurate. Petroleum and meyer lemon on the nose. Also slightly sweet. Will pair well with a number of meals - roasted chicken, leek pie, potato-sausage soup, moussaka & gyros, and a number of indian dishes. (2116 views)|
| ||Tasted by Redguy on 10/6/2010 & rated 88 points: Light gold color. Meyer lemon, white flowers, and petroleum on nose. Palate follows nose and is both crisp and rich with nice acidity and that trademark Tablas Creek minerality. Paired exceptionally well with crab chowder with the acidity and spiciness cutting the richness nicely. Well done! (2258 views)|
| ||Tasted by mikeaukenbals on 9/28/2010 & rated 89 points: light, crisp. decent white for summer, but a bit sweet for my tastes. (2308 views)|
| ||Tasted by Blue Shorts on 9/28/2010 & rated 88 points: Great summery wine. Would be wonderful with a green salad with strawberries.... grilled chicken, and shellfish. (2349 views)|
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Tablas Creek Vineyard, founded by the Perrin family of Chateau de Beaucastel and Robert Haas of Vineyard Brands, is dedicated to growing grape varieties traditional to France's Rhone Valley. The partners chose hilly western Paso Robles for its limestone soils, rugged terrain, and ocean influence. All Tablas Creek wines are estate grown using environmentally sustainable practices.
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