TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD, 'PATELIN DE TABLAS' BLANC
PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA 2019
“It would be hard to overestimate the role that Tablas Creek—and its explicit endorsing connection with Château de Beaucastel—played in marking out Paso Robles as an important emerging wine region, and one with an affinity for the grape varieties of the Rhône Valley” (William Kelley, Wine Advocate). As the preeminent pioneer of Paso Robles, Tablas Creek has brought validity and prestige to the entire region over its 30-year history. Today we are thrilled to unveil the 2019 ‘Patelin de Tablas’ Blanc, a delicious Rhône-style white blend that offers up a layered and complex profile of orange zest, honeysuckle, and stony minerality. For one week, we’re offering this release with special Concierge-only pricing, bringing each bottle as low as $21.97!
Today Tablas Creek is owned and run jointly by the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel and the Haas family of Vineyard Brands. In 1989, the partners purchased a 120-acre property in the rugged Adelaida District of west Paso Robles, selected chiefly for its similarities to Châteauneuf du Pape: limestone soils and a favorable Mediterranean climate. They soon began their decade-long process of importing and propagating the traditional grape varieties grown at Beaucastel, which they continue to use at their own organic estate vineyard. Always looking to the future, Tablas Creek achieved Biodynamic certification in 2016 and was awarded the world’s first Regenerative Organic Certification earlier this year.
The Tablas Creek ‘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 “Rhône vineyards” in Paso Robles. Like many white wines from the Southern Rhône, the 2019 is based on the crisp acidity and rich mouthfeel from 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. Tablas Creek can stand up to some of the biggest players in California and the Rhône Valley—don’t delay in securing your bottles today!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Fall 2021. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in CO, NY, TN, or WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Sunday, May 2, 2021.