Tablas Creek bottle

Tablas Creek

Rhône-Style White, 2016

Most white-wine blends are made by mixing a little of this, a little of that, until the wine tastes right. And then there’s Patelin de Tablas Blanc. Each lot of grapes is picked when ripe, pressed and added to a single vat; the fermentation lasts weeks, rekindling as each new batch is added. This builds layers of flavor, hence Wine Spectator awarding this wine 90 points. Leave it to Tablas Creek to create a superstar Rhône-style white in red-centric Paso Robles, California.

Profile

Patelin de Tablas Blanc is probably unlike any wine you’ve ever tried. It has more flavor and aromatic intensity than a typical California or Rhône white blend.

Low
High
TANNIN
SWEETNESS
BODY
ACIDITY
APPEARANCE
Straw
APPEARANCE
Straw
FLAVORS & AROMAS
Melon
Apple
Ginger
Spearmint

Pairing

Light, fresh whites elevate the flavors of a dish’s fresh ingredients and help them shine, almost like a chorus providing the background harmony. That’s why these wines—such as Pinot Grigio, Grüner Veltliner and unoaked Chardonnays—are sublime with simple broiled sardines.

More About The Wine

Paso Robles is one of the warmest California wine regions, with daytime temperatures above 100 degrees. But at night, Pacific Ocean breezes can cool the air by as much as 40 to 50 degrees. The warm days make for ripe, full flavors, while the chilly nights—and, in this wine’s case, early harvesting of the grapes—preserve the wine’s mouthwatering freshness.

DID YOU KNOW?

Nearly 90% of the wine produced in Paso Robles is red. And because of the hot, dry conditions, Paso wines are typically well over 14% alcohol—sometimes 16%!

  • VARIETY
    Rhône-Style White
  • VINTAGE
    2016
  • VINEYARD
    Various
  • APPELLATION REGION, STATE
    Paso Robles, California
  • OAK
    Stainless steel (no oak)
  • SOIL
    Various
  • ALCOHOL
    13.1%
  • FARMING
    Conventional

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