2006 Tablas Creek Cote de Tablas Blanc

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 90

Reviews for 2006 Tablas Creek Cote de Tablas Blanc

WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2008
Two white wine blends include the 2006 Cotes de Tablas Blanc. This beautiful wine is performing better out of bottle than it did last year from tank. A blend of 59% Viognier 32% Marsanne and the rest Grenache and... Two white wine blends include the 2006 Cotes de Tablas Blanc. This beautiful wine is performing better out of bottle than it did last year from tank. A blend of 59% Viognier 32% Marsanne and the rest Grenache and Roussanne it exhibits aromas of tropical fruits lemon blossom grapefruit crushed rocks and quince. This medium-bodied dry personality-filled white is best consumed over the next 2-3 years.Readers would be hard pressed to find more French-like wines in the Paso Robles corridor than those produced by Tablas Creek. This is a partnership between renowned importer Robert Haas (Vineyard Brands) one of the pioneers of estate-bottled French wines and Francois Perrin one of the owners of Chateau Beaucastel in Chateauneuf du Pape. Haas and Perrin run a serious vineyard operation with vines planted on the steep hillsides in pure limestone soils not far from the Pacific Ocean. All of these cuvees possess distinctive personalities good acids and striking minerality. Even though they make very good single varietal wines I still believe their strength lies in their sensational blends. That said my two favorite dry whites other than the blended wines are their Chablis-like unwooded Antithesis Chardonnay and the tank-fermented and aged exquisite Vermentino. The 2005 red wines have all been bottled. I tasted a handful of 2007 reds which appears to be a superb vintage for Tablas Creek. (Production was down 15% for the red wine varietals and 30% for the whites thus giving everything an extra degree of concentration.)