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About Tablas Creek Vineyard
This important estate in Paso Robles, a joint venture between the Perrin family of Châteauneuf du Pape and their long-time importer, Robert Haas, planted its vineyards in the 1990s with clonal selections taken from the southern Rhône Valley. The organically farmed, 120 acre plot contains all the usual suspects: Mourvedre, Syrah, and Grenache, plus Roussane, Marsanne, and Viognier...
88 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2009
($25; 42% viognier, 26% roussanne, 21% marsanne and 11% grenache blanc) Bright gold. Mineral-driven aromas of lemon, apple and peach pit, plus a strong note of gingerbread. Less exotic than the viognier content would suggest, offering taut citrus and orchard fruit flavors and good mineral snap. Finishes with an echo of peach and very good clarity and persistence.