Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Rouge Paso Robles 2010
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91 points Wine Spectator: "Serves up a pleasing mix of ripe, vibrant watermelon, supple black and red licorice, wild berry, grilled meat and sanguine flavors. Full-bodied, complex and layered, with lots of berry flavors on the finish. Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Counoise. Drink now through 2018... (12/15/11)"
'100 Best Buys of 2012' and 91 points Wine & Spirits: "Patelin is a blend from seven vineyards in the limestone-rich neighborhood surrounding Tablas Creek, including their own. A blend of syrah with grenache, mourvedre and counoise, this comes across spicy and cool, with the floral rose scent of pressed flowers. The texture is rich and smooth, finely built on round tannins, a lovely red for roast turkey or Mexican pulled pork. (Dec 2011)"
91 points The Tasting Panel: "Seamless texture with ripe, juicy berry fruit and lovely spice; excellent acid structure and generous flavors. (Nov 2011)"
90 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): "The 2010 Patelin de Tablas is a gorgeous, entry-level red from Tablas Creek. Dark red cherries, anise, spices and sweet herbs are some of the many notes that take shape in the glass. The 2010 boasts impressive density, length and sheer balance, especially for its price range. The blend is 39% Syrah, 36% Grenache, 22% Mourvedre and 3% Counoise. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016. (Aug 2012)"
90 points James Suckling: "This is the first vintage of this wine which is from bought grapes from neighbors with some from Tablas Creek too. Full to medium body, with lovely clean fruit and a long silky finish. Firm tannins. Little or no wood. Like the touch of austerity to this. 39% Syrah, 36% Grenache, 22% Mourvedre, and 3 % Counoise. Screwcap. Drink now. (10/3/11)"
90 points California Grapevine: "Medium ruby; attractive, earthy, spicy, brambly, blueberry and blackberry fruit aroma with hints of tar, licorice, and black pepper; medium to medium-full body; moderately rich, spicy, dark berry fruit flavors; medium to medium-full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Easy to drink and enjoy now in an appealing, food-friendly style. Very highly recommended. 14.1% alcohol; a blend of 39% Syrah, 36% Grenache, 22% Mourvèdre, and 3% Counoise; released Fall 2011. (May 2012)"
San Francisco Chronicle: "The Haas family this year unveiled their answer to a dearth of honest weeknight wines - the Patelin line, made in part from their neighbors' vineyards, a companion to their estate bottles. The Patelin red, from Grenache, Syrah, Counoise and Mourvedre, gives their $30 Cotes de Tablas a run for its money. Still young (twist open the screwcap 20 minutes in advance) but with great aloe and black fruit flavors, and a leathery, licorice-like bite at the end that adds depth without sacrificing its innate brightness. (8/21/11)"
Producer notes: "The Tablas Creek Vineyard Patelin de Tablas is a blend of four red Rhône varietals: Syrah (39%), Grenache (36%), Mourvedre (22%) and Counoise (3%). The wine incorporates fruit from seven top Rhone vineyards in Paso Robles, each vineyard selected for its quality. Like many red wines from the Rhône Valley, it is based on the dark fruit, mineral and spice of Syrah, with the brightness and fresh acidity of Grenache, the structure and meatiness of Mourvedre and a small addition of Counoise for complexity. 14.1% alcohol."