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2019 Patelin de Tablas Blanc Bottle

2019 Patelin de Tablas Blanc

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The Tablas Creek Vineyard Patelin de Tablas Blanc is a blend of five white Rhône varietals: Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Viognier, Marsanne and Clairette Blanche. The wine incorporates fruit from six top Rhone vineyards in Paso Robles, each vineyard selected for its quality. Like many white wines from the Southern Rhône, it is based on the crisp acids and rich mouthfeel of Grenache Blanc, with Viognier for floral, tropical aromatics and rich texture, Roussanne and Marsanne for structure and spice, and a small addition of Clairette Blanche for freshness and minerality.

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Tasting Notes

The 2019 Patelin de Tablas Blanc is intensely Rhone-like on the nose, with notes of honeysuckle, orange zest, anise, and crushed rock. In the mouth, it's lush but vibrant with mandarin orange, nectarine, white flowers, and a saline mid-palate. The long, zesty finish shows citrus pith and sea spray minerality, with a lingering orange blossom note. Drink now and for the next 2-3 years.

Technical Details

Appellation
  • Paso Robles
Blend
  • 38% Grenache Blanc
  • 24% Roussanne
  • 18% Viognier
  • 13% Marsanne
  • 7% Clairette Blanche
Technical Notes
  • 13.0% Alcohol by Volume
  • 2380 Cases Produced

Recipes & Pairings

Food Pairings
  • Seafood cooked with garlic and white wine
  • Green salads with avocado and citrus dressing
  • Lemon chicken
  • Scallops
  • Light-fleshed fish with tropical salsa

Production Notes

The 2019 vintage began with ample rainfall the preceding winter. The wet soils delayed budbreak to a little after normal, and a cool first half of the summer delayed flowering and the ripening of our earlier varieties. Beginning the second week of July, the weather turned warm but never so warm to engage the vines' self-defense mechanism of shutting down, accelerating ripening of our later varieties and producing intense flavors. The resulting compressed harvest was completed under ideal conditions and the vintage shows both concentration and freshness, with bright acids framing ample fruit.

All varietals for the Patelin de Tablas Blanc were whole cluster pressed, and fermented in stainless steel to emphasize the clean crisp flavors and preserve the aromatics. Only native yeasts were used. After fermentation, the wines were racked and blended, and bottled in August 2020.

Vineyard Sources

  • 30% Viognier and Marsanne from Derby in Templeton Gap District
  • 20% Grenache Blanc and Viognier from Fralich in El Pomar District
  • 15% Roussanne and Grenache Blanc from the Tablas Creek certified organic estate vineyard
  • 14% Roussanne from Creston Ridge in El Pomar District
  • 14% Grenache Blanc from Dawson Creek Vineyard in El Pomar District
  • 7% Clairette Blanche from M du R in El Pomar District
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