Had these two at DinDin last night:
- TablasCreekVnyd Patelin de Tablas Blanc/PasoRobles (13.0%; 40% GrenacheBlanc/21% Viognier/19% Rousswanne/15% Marsanne/5% ClairetteBlanche; 46% Derby/25% TablasCreek/16% Fralich/8% CrestonRidge/5% MduR vnyds) 2020: Med.yellow color; lovely very fragrant GB/honeysuckle/very floral/carnations light chalky/perfumed talc/mineral bit complex quite attractive nose; lightly tart fairly rich/lush strong floral/carnations/GB/honeysucke bit spicy light perfumed talc/chalky lovely flavor; very long strong honeysuckle/GB/floral/carnations light perfumed talc/chalky bit complex finish; a levely very perfumed/flral white that speaks strongly of GB at a great price. $21.00 (VIN)
- Bedrock Syrah Griffin’sLair/PetalumaGap/SonomaCoast (14.0%; 3 clones) 2010: Very dark/near black color w/ slight bricking; very strong blackberry/boysenberry/Syrah/quite spicy some c-c/black pepper strong w-c/Rhonish/peppery/roasted bit graphite/pungent/ozone quite complex lovely nose; lightly tart/tangy strong blackberry/Syrah/boysenberry rather w-c/Rhonish/roasted/peppery slight c-c/black pepper light toasty/oak bit earthy/mineral rather complex flavor w/ light bit tangy tannins; very long/lingering slight pungent/graphite/ozone strong blackberry/spicy Syrah strong w-c/Rhonish/roasted finish w/ light tannins; a lovely very Rhonish Syrah dominated by the w-c character; not showing signs of any aging & should go another 3-5 yrs.
More bikolarsnip from TheBloodyPulpit:
- The TablasCreek Patelin Blanc represents one of the best values around when it comes to a Rhone hie blend. When they put it up on their monthly special, my group jumps all over it.