Tablas Creek Roussanne Paso Robles 2004
From the neighboring Estate of Tablas Creek Vineyard, this limited production Rhone varietal is a rarely shared resource of "true wood" vines originating from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France. Showing its Paso Robles personality, it demonstrateds flamboyant aromatics and bright minerality. This 2004 release marks our first bottling of a 100% Roussanne. Unfined. Unfiltered. 135 cases.
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.
I really enjoyed this--even more so then last year. True gold in color. Reticent aromas of mineral. As the wine warmed and opened, flavors of pear, melon, and mineral with a touch of beeswax in the finish. Soft and round. No alcoholic aromas or sense of heat. Just terrific. Had with sea scallops with tomato-ginger-lemongrass orzo.
Fabulous melon aromas are pronounced in this very good white. These aromas are echoed in the palate, along with some floral and citrus notes. Heavy, rich mouthfeel.
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