TN: More New TablasCreek Whites...(long/boring)

We tasted Sun (10/15/2020) some TablasCreek New Releases:

  1. TablasCreekVnyds GrenacheBlanc Estate/AdelaidaDist/PasoRobles (13.4%) 2018: Light yellow color; very
    fragrant GB/floral/honeysuckle very light chalky/mineral beautiful bit simpler nose; lightly tart fairly
    strong GB/floral/honeysuckle slight mineral/chalky flavor very long/lingering very strong GB/floral/
    honeysuckle finish; loads of pure GB fruit but a bit simpler than the '19. $24.00 (VIN)

  1. TablasCreekVnyds GrenacheBlanc EB/AdelaidaDist/PasoRobles (13.5%) 2019: Med.yellow color; very fragrant
    floral/GB/honeysuckle very spicy/bit cardamon some mineral/chalky rather exotic beautiful intense nose;
    rather tart strong floral/GB/honeysuckle fairly mineral/chalky/perfumed talc beautiful flavor; very long/
    lingering intense GB/floral/honeysuckle/bit gardenias some mineral/perfumed talc finish; more interesting/
    intense GB fruit/spicy & a bit more mineral character; a beautiful GB that should improve for several yrs.
    $24.00 (VIN)/$30.00

  1. TablasCreekVnyds Vermentino Estate/Adelaida Dist/PasoRobles (13.0%; Rolle) 2019: Med.light yellow color;
    very fragrant floral/Verm/gardenias slight mineral/stony beautiful perfumed nose; lightly tart very strong
    Verm/floral/gardenias light mineral/perfumed talc beautiful flavor; very long/lingering intense Verm/
    floral/gardenias bit stony/chalky bit complex finish; a beautiful expression of Verm at a great price.
    $21.60 (VIN)/$27.00

  1. TablasCreekVnyds EspritBlanc de Tablas Estate/AdelaidaDist/PasoRobles (72% Rouss/17% GrenacheBlanc/
    7% PicpoulBlanc/4% ClairetteBlanche/4% Picardin; 13.5%) 2014
    : color; beautiful fragrant/perfumed talc
    Rouss/honeysuckle/gardenias some chalky/mineral fairly complex nose; lightly tart very strong floral/
    honeysuckle/Rouss very spicy some mineral/perfumed talc slight nutty/oxidative rather complex beautiful
    flavor; very long/lingering complex some perfumed talc/mineral strong floral/Rouss/honeysuckle/honeycomb
    slight nutty balanced rather complex finish; starting to show some nutty/honeycomb evolution but should go
    out yrs more; my favorite of the EBdT because of its complexity.

  1. TablasCreekVnyds EspritBlanc de Tablas Estate/AdelaidaDist/PasoRobles (68% Rouss/23% GrenacheBlanc/
    5% PicpoulBlanc; 13.0%) 2017
    : Med.light gold color; strong Rouss/honeysuckle/floral/gardenias light
    perfumed talc light pencilly/oak bit simpler lovely nose; fairly tart strong Rouss/honeysuckle/floral/spicy
    light mineral/perfumed talc bit lighter/simpler flavor; very long/lingering strong Rouss/floral/honeysuckle/
    bit spicy light pencilly/oak bit complex finish; a bit lighter/simpler bit more primary than the other two
    but still a beautiful EBdT with a long life ahead of it. $36.00 (VIN)

  1. TablasCreekVnyds EspritBlanc de Tablas EB/AdelaidaDist/PasoRobles(13.0%; 60% Roussanne/
    21% GrenacheBlanc/8% PicpoulBlanc/3% Picardin/2% ClairetteBlanche) 2018
    : Med.light yellow color; very fragrant
    strong floral/Rouss/honeysuckle bit simpler slight pencilly/oak lovely perfumed nose; fairly strong floral/
    honeysuckle/Rouss/lightly spicy some mineral/chalky bit complex balanced beautiful flavor; very long/lingering
    very strong floral/Rouss/honeysuckle/honeyed slight pencilly/oak some mineral/chalky; very similar to the '17
    and a bit on the primary side but slightly more intense & interesting; will be a beautiful EBdT down the
    road w/ age. $36.00 (VIN)/$45.00

More pirtlefirkle from TheBloodyPulpit:

  1. Jason is quite big on the quality of the TCV wines in the '19 vintage. These two '19 certainly confirm that
    thought. My group was really impressed with these whites. When TCV puts any of their '19’s on their monthly
    special offer, we will pounce. If it happens on one of the free shipping months…we’ll back up the truck.
    The EBdT is the TCV flagship white. I never cease to be amazed about how well it can age. Most can easily
    go out 10 yrs and beyond.

Thank you for the notes! Have been on their whites only club for several years. Two years ago they sent an older Esprit blanc with the club order- maybe the 2012. Loved it. Been loading 2-3 bottles a year in the cellar since. Looking forward to the future.

The Grenache blanc is well received by all my friends who only drink white wines. I’ll have to get a few extra of the 2019 now that I’ve read your notes. Inexpensive presents for friends too. Love Tablas Creek whites!

Thanks for the notes Tom. I am quite a fan of the TC Rhone whites and have been buying several cases each year for summer quaffers and cellaring for the more age worth wines. Best deal going on White Rhone varietals especially since their shipping policy to Alaska is unbeatable.

Always a good value.

High quality wines year in and year out . . .