Tablas Creek, founded by the Perrin brothers of Chateau de Beaucastel and Robert Haas of Vineyard Brands, produces organically farmed, estate-grown Rhone varietals and blends in the limestone clay soils of west Paso Robles.
Meaty, plum, and spice aromas and flavors. Neat espresso finish. Big, spicy, but balanced. Would convince Mourvedre skeptics this grape was worth a tumble.
Classic. Beautiful perfume of flowers and red fruit, which turns decidedly in the direction of violets. Rich red fruits in the flavors. Nice, gritty tannins and great acidity. The aromas pick up smoky notes with air.