Winery - Tablas Creek Vineyard
Location - Paso Robles, California
Wine - Tablas Creek 2011 Patelin de Tablas
Grape Varieties - Syrah, Grenache, Mourcedre, Counoise
Appellation - Paso Robles
Alcohol - 13.7% v/v
Price -$18 USD
Nose/Aroma - Bright red fruit and violet floral notes. Reductive upon opening, took a while to open up.
Palate/Flavors - Raspberry and red fruit backed with violets and spice, also a certain earthiness marries in well. Medium-bodied wine with nice acid structure. Felt it was slightly hollow when I first tried it, but well balanced overall and nice finish of dark cherries.
Food Pairing - Ribeye steak with peppercorn sauce.
Comments - Tablas Creek has helped lead the Rhone Ranger movement amongst California Central Coast. This is a great medium price-point wine.