A Guide to Wine, Food & the Good Life
To subscribe and be notified anytime we post a new article, enter your email address in the box below, then click on Subscribe Now.

Distinctive New Wines

Similar Articles:

  1. RIDGE VINEYARDS – SPRING 2018 RELEASES & MORE
  2. TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD – SPRING 2018 RELEASES
  3. TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD FALL RELEASES
  4. DOMAINE ANNE ET HERVÉ SIGAUT
  5. RIDGE VINEYARDS - FALL 2017 RELEASES & MORE!
  6. 2016 ROSÉS: A GREAT VINTAGE AND MANY BARGAINS
  7. 2016 ROSÉS – TIS THE SEASON & WHAT A SEASON IT IS!
  8. TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD SPRING 2017 RELEASES
  9. DOMAINE BALLOT MILLOT & FILS – THE 2014S ARE HERE!
  10. CHANIN WINE COMPANY AND LUTUM WINES – AN OUTSTANDING GROUP OF 2014 CHARDONNAYS AND PINOT NOIRS
  11. MOUNT EDEN VINEYARDS AND DOMAINE EDEN: A DYNAMIC DUO
  12. 2015 ROSÉS AS SUMMER ENDS AND THE FALL SEASON BEGINS
  13. RIDGE VINEYARDS: SUPERB NEW RELEASES & WINE INGREDIENT LABELING
  14. NEW RELEASES FROM DOMAINE-SAUMAIZE MICHELIN
  15. TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD: FIVE OUTSTANDING NEW RELEASES
  16. MORE 2015 ROSÉS
  17. CALERA – LATEST RELEASES
  18. RIDGE VINEYARDS - SPRING 2016 RELEASES
  19. TIS THE SEASON: 2015 ROSÉS ARE HERE
  20. NEW RELEASES FROM TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD
  21. CALERA WINE COMPANY
  22. DOMAINE BALLOT-MILLOT ET FILS: THE 2013S ARE HERE
  23. 2014 ROSÉS – IS IT THE SEASON OR THE END OF THE SEASON?
  24. TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD
  25. 2014 FRENCH ROSÉS
  26. MORE 2014 ROSÉS
  27. WINE IN A BOX?
  28. 2014 ROSÉS
  29. RIDGE VINEYARDS – SPRING 2015 RELEASES
  30. DOMAINE FRÉDÉRIC ESMONIN
  31. NEW RELEASES FROM THE CENTRAL COAST - CALERA AND TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD
  32. ROSÉ TIME?
  33. TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD
  34. SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAIN VINEYARD AND QUINTA CRUZ
  35. MOUNT EDEN VINEYARDS AND DOMAINE EDEN
  36. MORE 2013 ROSÉS
  37. TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD
  38. 2013 FRENCH ROSÉS
  39. UNDER THE RADAR CHAMPAGNE
  40. 2013 ROSÉS
  41. MORE 2012 ROSÉS
  42. 2012 ROSÉS
  43. UNDER THE RADAR AND VALUE PRICED WHITE WINES, SPARKLING WINES, AND RED WINES FOR SPRING
  44. DOMAINE FRÉDÉRIC ESMONIN
  45. MORE OUTSTANDING 2011 BEAUJOLAIS
  46. NEW WINES AS WE APPROACH 2013
  47. RíAS BAIXAS & ALBARIÑO – SPANISH GEMS
  48. NEW WINES FOR THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS
  49. RED WINES FOR THE FALL
  50. UNDER THE RADAR & VALUE PRICED ROSÉS AND WHITE WINES
  51. A FEW NEW ROSÉS & WHITE WINES FOR THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
  52. A VARIED SELECTION FEATURING SOME GREAT WINE VALUES
  53. SOME GREAT NEW WINES FROM OLD FRIENDS AND A FEW NEW SURPRISES
  54. SPRING WILL SOON BE HERE: THESE ARE WINES FOR THE SEASON
  55. A PAIR TO DRAW TO – ALBARIÑO AND TORRONTÉS
  56. MORE TERRIFIC 2010 BEAUJOLAIS, ANOTHER 2009 CHINON, AND A 2007 SAINT JOSEPH PLUS A COUPLE OF INEXPENSIVE RED WINES AND A 2009 SANCERRE FROM ONE OF THE GREATEST PRODUCERS
  57. A SHORT LIST OF NEW WINES TO START THE YEAR
  58. NEW WINES TO CONSIDER AS WE RAPIDLY APPROACH THE END OF THE YEAR
  59. MORE NEW WINES TO FALL INTO
  60. CHANGING OF THE SEASONS - HERE ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS TO FALL INTO
  61. TWO FAVORITE CHAMPAGNE HOUSES
  62. 2010 ROSÉS -- A ROSE IS A ROSE, IS A ROSE, IS A ROSE…BUT A ROSÉ IS A ROSÉ
  63. An Eclectic Selection Of New Wines
  64. Call For Torrontes, Other Terrific Inexpensive White Wines, An Old Friend Chardonnay, And A New Friend Pinot Noir
  65. One New Star Producer For White And Red Burgundy, Revisiting An Old Favorite Producer For Affordable White and Red Burgundy, And Trying To Get Back A Best In Class Rosé
  66. You Don't Know Jura?
  67. Five Lovely Red and White Wines from Northern California
  68. Champagne -- Any Time Is Time For Champagne
  69. More 2009s And A Few Others
  70. More 2009 Beaujolais
  71. Under The Radar 2009 Wines
  72. Even More 2009 Rosés
  73. More 2009 Rosés and Other Wine Bargains
  74. 2009 New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Inexpensive 2009 White Wines
  75. A Selection of Reasonably-priced, Premium Wines
  76. Recession Busters/Best Buys
  77. Ah, Spring, The Vintage of the Century Is In the Air!
  78. A Selection from California and France
  79. Bargain Wines/Best Buys
  80. California and French Wines

NEW RELEASES FROM TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD

John Tilson • 4/10/16        Print This Post Print This PostComment Bookmark and Share

 TABLAS CREEK VINEYARDS
The early 2016 wines from Tablas Creek Vineyard have just been released. They are a 2015 white wine, two 2015 rosés, two 2014 red wines, and one 2013 red wine. As usual the wines are really lovely and very good values. Tablas Creek Vineyard continues to produce amazingly good and very consistent wines. I have written about them often (to read the most recent article with links to earlier articles click here).  And, the excellence of Tablas Creek Vineyard wines has not gone unnoticed. The Daily Meal has awarded Tablas Creek Vineyard its highest award twice: Winery of the Year 2015 and #1 Winery in America 2015 (to read the article click here).
The 2015 vintage was the fourth year of the drought and yields were down from the effects of the drought and the cool weather during the flowering in May. Yields were down as much as 50% in some early ripening varieties while yields of later ripening varieties were closer to normal. The 2015 wines show intensity with a lot of perfume and a nice underlying crispness that gives a wonderful balance. The 2014 vintage was the third year of the drought and a warm spring resulted in the earliest harvest ever with wines that are concentrated and balanced. The 2013 vintage was a classic warm California vintage with low yields as a result of the second consecutive drought year. The red wines are powerful with concentration and freshness and are beautifully balanced.
Below are notes on the new releases. Don’t miss them!

2015 tablas creek Vermentino

2015 Tablas Creek Vineyard Vermentino
True confession – I love Vermentino! The Vermentinos from Northern Italy and Corsica and Sardinia are great as are the French Vermentinos (known as Rolle in France) from the Rhône Valley and the Côtes de Provence. And, Tablas Creek Vineyard consistently produces one of California’s best Vermentinos. This 2015 is another great example. It is the fourteenth bottling of this varietal at Tablas Creek. The production was 550 cases.
Very light yellow in color the wine is very aromatic and distinctive with floral nuances and hints of grapefruit and melon with a very faint spiciness. With well-defined fruit showing a myriad of citrus notes as well as hints of melon and a faint floral spice quality it is bright and beautifully balanced with a nice underlying crispness. Great with a wide variety of lighter foods including fish, chicken, salads, and vegetables this classic Vermentino gets my vote as one of the greatest under the radar white wines in the world – Outstanding Plus.    $27.00

Tablas Creek Vineyard produces 2 consistently lovely rosés each year. The Patelin de Tablas rosé is a blend of four red Rhône varietals sourced from seven Paso Robles appellations.  The Dianthus is a blend of three estate grown varietals and is named after the flowering plants known for their pink blossoms. Both of these 2015s are delicious.

2015 tablas creek rose

2015 Tablas Creek Vineyard Patelin de Tablas Rosé
Made with 68% Grenache, 13% Counoise, 11% Mouvèdre, and 8% Syrah the production of this rosé was 2150 cases. Very light  pink in color with an orange hue and a golden edge the wine has as stunning perfume with hints of strawberry and watermelon showing faint floral undertones. It has delicious very pure fruit with hints of strawberry, raspberry, watermelon, and a faint citrus tinge. Very flavorful with great finesse and a lot of charm this is an irresistible rosé – Outstanding Plus.    $25

2015 tablas creek rose 1

2015 Tablas Creek Vineyard Dianthus
The production of this wine was only 275 cases. It is made from 49% Mouvèdre, 37% Grenache, and 14% Counoise grapes taken from the oldest section of the French sourced vines at Tablas Creek. Light reddish pink in color with a golden hue the wine has an intense perfume with a myriad of fruits accented by floral and spice undertones. It is loaded with fruit suggesting raspberry, cherry, and watermelon and is full and rounded with intensity and depth. A citrus tinged finish provides balance and definition. This is a rosé that provides immense pleasure and goes well with richer foods – Outstanding Plus.    $30

2014 tablas creek patelin de tablas

2014 Tablas Creek Vineyard Patelin de Tablas
The production of this wine was 3500 cases. The grapes were sourced from four regions in Robles and seven different vineyards. The wine is composed of 55% Syrah, 29% Grenache, 10% Mouvèdre, and 6% Counoise. It has a deep color and a lovely complex perfume of plums with a faint exotic tinge and hints of spice and smokiness. With  a myriad of black fruits showing a faint smoky and spicy complexity the wine has lots of flavor with a good underlying backbone. Delicious to drink now it should evolve beautifully over many years – Outstanding Plus.    $25

2014 tablas creek patelin de tablas

2014 Tablas Creek Vineyard Côtes de Tablas
The production of this wine was 1600 cases. It is composed of fruit from four estate-grown Rhône varietals: 44% Grenache, 36% Syrah, 12% Counoise, and 8% Mouvèdre. With a deep color this wine has a heady perfume of plums and blackberries with tinges of spice and a very faint hint of mint. It is rich and full with concentrated black fruits accented by spice and hints of chocolate and has well integrated tannins. The wine is well structured and should show increasing complexity with additional bottle age – Outstanding.    $35

2013 tablas creek espirit de tablas2013 Tablas Creek Vineyard Espirit de Tablas
There were 3700 cases of this wine produced. It is made from four estate-grown varietals and is composed of 40% Mouvèdre, 28% Syrah, 22% Grenache, and 10% Counoise. With a deep color the wine has an intense perfume that is faintly smoky with hints of plum and blackberry with tinges of green olive. It is rich and flavorful and loaded with fruit. Plum and blackberry fruit flavors are accented by subtle hints of mint, chocolate, smoke, and green olive and the wine is beautifully balanced with depth and richness. Although it is delicious and a pleasure to drink now, this is a classic Rhône style red wine from a great vintage that will benefit from long term cellaring – Extraordinary.     $55

Tablas Creek Vineyard logo


 

 

 

 

 

Post a Comment

No comments so far for “NEW RELEASES FROM TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD”

Post a Comment