Tablas Creek “Patelin de Tablas” Blanc 2018 Paso Robles, California
Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, Clairette Blanc
The 2018 Patelin de Tablas Blanc is intensely Rhone-like on the nose, with notes of honeysuckle, orange zest, anise, and crushed rock. In the mouth, it’s lush but vibrant with mandarin orange, nectarine, white flowers, and a saline mid-palate. The long, zesty finish shows citrus pith and sea spray minerality, with a lingering orange blossom note.
Pair with grilled fish or chicken in pesto with roasted potatoes or risotto with English peas, fresh lemon and shaved Parmesan.