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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...
85 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
91 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2010
($25; 42% grenache, 21% syrah, 20% counoise and 17% mourvedre) Vivid red. Expressive nose offers redcurrant, raspberry, potpourri and smoky herbs. Quite sweet and supple, with very good density to its red fruit, floral and spice flavors. Shows a silky but taut structure and leaves suave floral and spice notes behind on a lengthy, energetic finish. This, along with the 2006, is the best version of this bottling I've tasted.