Saturday, May 15, 2010

2008 Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas rouge

We opened this blend of 42% Grenache, 21% Syrah, 20% Counoise and 17% Mourvedre tonight with a selection of home made pizzas. The 2008 Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas rouge, Paso Robles possesses a cloudy garnet color and a tremendously decadent nose of crushed raspberries and licorice. It isn't particularly complex, but what's there is pure and deep. If you dig around long enough, you might find a bit of Provencal herb in there, too. The palate is moderately tannic with plenty of juicy red fruits and spice. The finish is long and dusty. Nice value in the low $20 range.

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