Made from 52% Grenache Blanc, 27% Viognier, 16% Roussanne, 5% Marsanne, the 2012 Patelin de Tablas Blanc is a soft, supple and straightforward effort that gives up plenty of pear, white peach, white flowers and hints of honeysuckle to go with a medium-bodied, clean and classy mouthfeel. It lacks length and complexity, yet is a delicious quaffer to enjoy over the coming year or two.
Wine Maker Notes
The Tablas Creek Vineyard Patelin de Tablas Blanc is a blend of four white Rhone varietals: Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne, and Marsanne. The wine incorporates fruit from eight top Rhone vineyards in Paso Robles, each vineyard selected for its quality. Like many white wines from the Southern Rhone, it is based on the crisp acids and rich mouthfeel of Grenache Blanc, with Viognier added for floral, tropical aromatics, and small additions of Roussanne and Marsanne for structure.