Tablas Creek Tasting

At the Vineyard

Tasted April 11, 2015 by jonahfactor with 230 views


Tasting at Tablas is always a treat. The breadth and excellence of their offerings is mind-boggling. In fact, if given the challenge of only being on one winery mailing list, Tablas Creek would be my choice. Today's lineup was again superb, with the aromatics of most of the wines especially noticeable. Wines were poured by John, the tasting room manager. All were superb.

Flight 1 (6 notes)

2014 Tablas Creek Vermentino USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles
Pale straw with elevated aromatics of lemon and peach. Very plush on the palate with peaches and grapefruit zest and a zesty finish. Would be perfect with shrimp or whitefish with a cream sauce.
2014 Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Rosé USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles
A bargain. Chill well; this offering begins to fall apart as it reaches room temp. Very, very pale rose/orange hued and not releasing much in the bouquet right now. But explodes on the palate (for a rose' at least) with plenty of medium-ripe cherries, citrus and brook stones. A bright and lingering finish. Might be our favorite Patelin rose' yet.
2013 Tablas Creek Grenache Blanc USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles
Pale gold with substantial legs. Great viscosity and a zesty finish. Fresh, enchanting bouquet of rocky limestone, grapefruit and figgy qualities. Great acidity. A picnic wine with a pedigree.
2014 Tablas Creek Dianthus USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles
Tavel-like. Strawberry hued with lean legs in the glass and a minerals, strawberries and hints of cotton candy in the bouquet. Great texture and carries weight on the palate. A zesty, full finish that lingers for 30 seconds. No shy rose.
2012 Tablas Creek En Gobelet USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles
Rich, deep red with strutting legs. The nose is closed right now, and the wine is very primary with a bit of tannin bite in the finish. Likely closed at this stage, with plenty of baby fat still to be shed. Not revealing much, except for a lush texture and a promise of things to come. Drink 2016-2022/25.
2012 Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles
Deep, deep ruby hued with amazing legs that turn the wineglass into a work of art. Lots of spice in the nose with some funk that blew off. Beautifully structured with plenty of stuffing on the palate -- raspberries, plums, black cherries, Asian spices. The finish goes on and on. Best wine of the tasting. Likely to improve, especially if you're looking for more of the secondary characteristics that make these so cellar-worthy. Beautiful. Drink 2020-2030.
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