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2018 Tablas Creek Red Blends or Varietals "Cotes de Tablas"

Tablas Creek 2018 Cotes de Tablas

Winery: Tablas Creek

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Cotes de Tablas"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 45% Grenache, 33% Syrah, 12% Counoise & 10% Mourvèdre

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Adelaida District

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 2,140

KWG Score: 94 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: December 29, 2020

Wine Review: This medium red colored Grenache based blend from Tablas Creek opens with strawberry and red plum bouquet with hints of cinnamon and pipe tobacco. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, juicy and very approachable. The flavor profile is a mineral infused slightly tart red plum with notes of herbal tea and pomegranate. We also detected hints of black pepper and cedar mixed in. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins build-up and last for quite some time. The Panel suggested pairing this red blend with a German Jägerschnitzel (Hunter Schnitzel with Mushroom Gravy) or a cobb salad. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: A deep nose, powerfully reminiscent of Syrah and the Rhone, with notes of soy marinade, black pepper, chocolate, and fig. On the palate, equally balanced between Grenache's red fruit and acid and Syrah's dark fruit and power, with flavors of kirsch, bittersweet chocolate, black cherry, and chalky tannins. A serious, powerful Cotes de Tablas that is already delicious but with the stuffing to age. Drink now and over the next decade.

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