Dark berries, flowers, mint and sweet spices jump from the glass in the 2011 Cotes de Tablas. The 2011 is quite a bit more intense, focused and also brighter than the 2012 because of the low yields of that year. Drink this resonant, mid-weight red over the next few years. The blend is 49% Grenache, 28% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 8% Counoise. -- Antonio Galloni
Wine Maker Notes
The Tablas Creek Vineyard Cotes de Tablas is a blend of four estate-grown Rhone varietals: Grenache, Syrah, Counoise and Mourvedre. Like most wines of the Southern Rhone, it is a blend of varietals, featuring the fruit and spice of Grenache balanced by the spice and mineral of Syrah, the appealing briary wildness of Counoise, and the structure of Mourvedre.