Wine Spectator 91
Lithe and expressive, with elegantly layered raspberry, garrigue and pepper notes that glide on a long finish toward polished tannins. Syrah, Grenache, Mourvdre and Counoise. Drink now through 2025.-WS
Wine Enthusiast 92
There is a great core of black plum and dark berry to the nose of this blend of 48 Syrah, 32 Grenache, 16 Mourvdre and 4 Counoise, but also a fresh rose-petal component. Its brisk on the palate with crisp damson plum, raspberry and melon flavors, accented by a slight gravel minerality.-WE
Tasting Panel 93
A lovely version of a Chteauneuf GSM with some Counoise added. Silky and bright with flavorful notes of cherry and raspberry. Charming, balanced, and long.-TP
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The Perrins of Chateau de Beaucastel and Robert Haas, their importer since 1970, founded Tablas Creek Vineyard in 1990. They chose their 1600-foot elevation site in West Paso Robles' Las Tablas because of its chalky clay soils and its climate similar to the southern Rhone Valley. They imported selected French cuttings of Mourvedre, Grenache, Syrah and Counoise and multiplied, grafted and planted their own vines, which they farm organically. This blended wine, in the image of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, is 100% estate-grown and bottled.