Tablas Creek Vineyard

Patelin de Tablas Blanc White Blend

9.047 ratings
8.96 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne
Top Notes For
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
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
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
Jay Kline

Ohhhh yes.

Ohhhh yes.

Jul 5th, 2017
Eric Urbani

Great producer, great blend of historically French varietals. Paso winery of the year.

Great producer, great blend of historically French varietals. Paso winery of the year.

May 21st, 2017
Perry Riddle

This wine delivers an almost obscene amount of pleasure for the money. The texture is gorgeous with a tensile juxtaposition to the weight of the Viognier.

This wine delivers an almost obscene amount of pleasure for the money. The texture is gorgeous with a tensile juxtaposition to the weight of the Viognier.

Mar 17th, 2017
Terah Bajjalieh

Pleasantly surprised that it was California :)

Pleasantly surprised that it was California :)

Aug 16th, 2016
Ray Vanderhoff

California Rhône Style White Blend. White flowers and pears on the nose. Grapefruit, Apricot, Lemon and Herbs on the pallet. A bit of saline on the finish. Good wine!

California Rhône Style White Blend. White flowers and pears on the nose. Grapefruit, Apricot, Lemon and Herbs on the pallet. A bit of saline on the finish. Good wine!

Sep 2nd, 2018
Sam Friedland

Mellon bouquet and taste, 2015

Mellon bouquet and taste, 2015

Feb 22nd, 2018
Greg Helmer

Richness in flavor and aroma. Clean blend, soft on the tongue, hint of vanilla over the grapes.

Richness in flavor and aroma. Clean blend, soft on the tongue, hint of vanilla over the grapes.

Dec 18th, 2017