Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Blanc 2019
|Region||California, Central Coast, Paso Robles|
The Tablas Creek Vineyard Patelin de Tablas Blanc is a blend of five white Rhône varietals: Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Viognier, Marsanne and Clairette Blanche. The wine incorporates fruit from six top Rhone vineyards in Paso Robles, each vineyard selected for its quality. Like many white wines from the Southern Rhône, it is based on the crisp acids and rich mouthfeel of Grenache Blanc, with Viognier for floral, tropical aromatics and rich texture, Roussanne and Marsanne for structure and spice, and a small addition of Clairette Blanche for freshness and minerality.
Aromatic and complex, with a refreshing thread of acidity weaving in and out among orange blossom, almond cake and Fuji apple notes. Lemon zest and ruby grapefruit details linger on the long, expressive finish. Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne and Clairette Blanche. Drink now. 2,380 cases made.
Light lemon-peel, lychee, honeysuckle and apple aromas show on the nose of this blend of 35% Grenache Blanc, 25% Roussanne, 19% Viognier, 14% Marsanne and 7% Clairette Blanche. The palate intrigue with citrus flavors, from mandarin pith to makrut lime, with a bright lemongrass tone carrying throughout the tightly woven texture.
Light gold. Spice-tinged citrus and orchard fruit aromas are joined by suggestions of chalky minerals, fennel and beeswax. Juicy and nicely concentrated, offering pear nectar and Meyer lemon flavors that show fine definition and chewy texture. The mineral and pear notes repeat strongly on the dry, nervy finish, which hangs on with very good, floral-driven persistence.