The Tablas Creek Vineyard Côtes de Tablas Blanc is a blend of four estate-grown white Rhône varietals: Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, and Grenache Blanc. The wine, like most wines of the Southern Rhône, is a blend of varietals, featuring the aromatics and fruit of the Viognier, the flavors and clean minerality of the Marsanne and Roussanne, and the crisp acids and rich mouthfeel of the Grenache Blanc. Like their Côtes de Tablas red, this wine is designed to be ready to drink young: at its peak from the moment of its release.
The 2006 Côtes de Tablas Blanc is a blend in the style of French Cotes du Rhone whites, and features spicy aromas of herbs, stone fruits and minerals are followed in the mouth by apricot flavors, rich texture, bright acidity, and a long, clean peachy finish.
"Round and balanced, with peach, apricot and spice notes. Finishes with a hint of almond skin, citrus peel and a refreshing juicy edge. Viognier, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne. Drink now. 2,500 cases made. –MW" -Rated 87, Wine Spectator
"The beautiful 2006 Cotes de Tablas Blanc is performing better out of bottle than it did last year from tank. A blend of 59% Viognier, 32% Marsanne, and the rest Grenache and Roussanne, it exhibits aromas of tropical fruits, lemon blossom, grapefruit, crushed rocks, and quince. This medium-bodied, dry, personality-filled white is best consumed over the next 2-3 years." -Rated 90, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Côtes de Tablas is Tablas Creek’s number two white, after their Esprit de Beaucastel. The ’06 is a blend of Viognier, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne. It’s a satisfying wine, somewhat sweet and simple in apricot, peach and pineapple flavors. — S.H. (12/31/2007)" -Rated 86, Wine Enthusiast