Tablas Creek Vineyard

Patelin de Tablas Blanc White Blend

8.9292 ratings
9.055 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne
Turkey, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Pork, Nuts & Seeds, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Shellfish, Quinoa, Mushrooms, Chili & Hot Spicy, Fish, Herbs, Asian Cuisine, Veal, Potato, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Cream Sauces, Pate
Top Notes For
Randy Fuller

The golden tint has a green element to it. The wine’s nose is a veritable fruit basket of tropical aromas - pineapple, mango, lemons - and a quarry full of minerals. The mouthfeel is rich and creamy, yet with a zing of acidity that tingles. The palate brings Meyer lemon, some tangerine and a touch of apricot to the party. Delicious.

The golden tint has a green element to it. The wine’s nose is a veritable fruit basket of tropical aromas - pineapple, mango, lemons - and a quarry full of minerals. The mouthfeel is rich and creamy, yet with a zing of acidity that tingles. The palate brings Meyer lemon, some tangerine and a touch of apricot to the party. Delicious.

Nov 2nd, 2021
Matt Sterr

5 Rhône white varietals led by Grenache Blanc. Dry and delicious. Nice weight. Great food wine.

5 Rhône white varietals led by Grenache Blanc. Dry and delicious. Nice weight. Great food wine.

Oct 2nd, 2019
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9.1

The entry-level white Rhône blend from Tablas Creek, one of Paso Robles’ iconic producers, is highly perfumed and energetic, displaying a mélange of vivid citrus and orchard fruit. Hints of anise and dusty minerals add complexity and carry through an impressively long, lively finish. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2018)

The entry-level white Rhône blend from Tablas Creek, one of Paso Robles’ iconic producers, is highly perfumed and energetic, displaying a mélange of vivid citrus and orchard fruit. Hints of anise and dusty minerals add complexity and carry through an impressively long, lively finish. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2018)

Oct 1st, 2018
Shay A
9.0

During the month of January, the Wednesday Wine Committee has a unique format...the sparkler, whites and dessert wines can be from any vintage and any location, but the reds must be from the 2007 vintage. It was my first time providing a wine for a lunch, so I was excited to see how it showed. As always, all wines were served blind.

My guess here was Alsatian or German pinot Gris. This was fairly oily on the palate. Small bit of petrol. Some guessed Sauv Blanc, but it wasn’t tart or acidic enough in my mind. Unique.

During the month of January, the Wednesday Wine Committee has a unique format...the sparkler, whites and dessert wines can be from any vintage and any location, but the reds must be from the 2007 vintage. It was my first time providing a wine for a lunch, so I was excited to see how it showed. As always, all wines were served blind.

My guess here was Alsatian or German pinot Gris. This was fairly oily on the palate. Small bit of petrol. Some guessed Sauv Blanc, but it wasn’t tart or acidic enough in my mind. Unique.

Jan 17th, 2018
Sean Genn

Holding up great. Bruised pear, mineral, flowers

Holding up great. Bruised pear, mineral, flowers

Jan 12th, 2018
Boris Mathiszik

Nice blend. Note 6 weeks later: this wine made it into WS '17 top 100 list with 93 points. Need to revisit away from a noisy restaurant.

Nice blend. Note 6 weeks later: this wine made it into WS '17 top 100 list with 93 points. Need to revisit away from a noisy restaurant.

Oct 29th, 2017
S Butterfield

Sommelier Flask Fine Wines

9.0

Grenache Blanc aromatics, bright, white flowers, slight pear, young peach notes. Palette shines. Very nice zippy texture counterparted by full bodied fruit. Not heavy. Soft finish. California does Rhone right.

Grenache Blanc aromatics, bright, white flowers, slight pear, young peach notes. Palette shines. Very nice zippy texture counterparted by full bodied fruit. Not heavy. Soft finish. California does Rhone right.

3 people found it helpfulJan 16th, 2016
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9.1

This exuberant, eclectic blend of white Rhône varieties delivers ripe melon and pit fruit qualities along with energizing floral, mineral and spice flourishes. It shows silky texture, sharp delineation and impressive, floral-driven persistence. Pair it with rich grilled seafood dishes. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, January 2020)

This exuberant, eclectic blend of white Rhône varieties delivers ripe melon and pit fruit qualities along with energizing floral, mineral and spice flourishes. It shows silky texture, sharp delineation and impressive, floral-driven persistence. Pair it with rich grilled seafood dishes. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, January 2020)

1 person found it helpfulJan 6th, 2020
Christine Havens

Tablas Creek has long been one of my favorite Paso Robles producers. From the care they put into their vineyards—biodynamic farming, noisy sheep, a rambunctious trio of winery dogs, and a resident shepherd—the good folks at Tablas turn out elegant wines that are nuanced, superbly balanced and long aging. For the price, they're just that much more attractive. The 2016 Patelin de Tablas is fresh, light, convivial. Lemon curd and yellow apple lifted by a starburst of white mineral acid that courses through the center.

Tablas Creek has long been one of my favorite Paso Robles producers. From the care they put into their vineyards—biodynamic farming, noisy sheep, a rambunctious trio of winery dogs, and a resident shepherd—the good folks at Tablas turn out elegant wines that are nuanced, superbly balanced and long aging. For the price, they're just that much more attractive. The 2016 Patelin de Tablas is fresh, light, convivial. Lemon curd and yellow apple lifted by a starburst of white mineral acid that courses through the center.

1 person found it helpfulJul 30th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.8

It's a mix of Grenache Blanc 56%, Viognier 23%, Roussanne 12% and Marsanne 9%. The nose is citrus and yellow and white florals. Lots of grapefruit, grapefruit pit, green apple, apricot, lemon, crushed rocks, saline and nice acidity.

It's a mix of Grenache Blanc 56%, Viognier 23%, Roussanne 12% and Marsanne 9%. The nose is citrus and yellow and white florals. Lots of grapefruit, grapefruit pit, green apple, apricot, lemon, crushed rocks, saline and nice acidity.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 11th, 2017