2013 Tablas Creek US Red Blend "Cotes de Tablas"
Winery: Tablas Creek
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Cotes de Tablas"
Wine Category: US Red Blend
Grape blend: 55% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Counoise & 5% Mourvedre
Region: Paso Robles
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 1,580
KWG Score: 91 (based on 7 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: September 11, 2015
Wine Review: This ruby colored red blend from Paso Robles opens with a fragrant red currant bouquet with hints of red plum and cola. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is a pleasant red plum and sweet oak blend with notes cherry-cola and nicely integrated minerality. The finish is rather dry and its tannins are quite sticky. I would pair this blend with a cowboy cut Prime rib. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: The 2013 Cotes de Tablas shows an explosive minty nose of blueberry, licorice, black plum and pepper. There's powerful fruit on the front palate, then firming up with great tannins on the back. There's a luxurious texture, with nice granular tannins and a minty garrigue cooling and lingering on the finish. Hold for six months, then drink for the next decade or more. Pair with: Grilled steaks, pastas with meat sauces, rich beef stews, & spicy sausages
Organic status: not organic
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