The 2017 Tablas Creek Vineyard Roussanne is Tablas Creek’s seventeenth varietal bottling of our most important white grape. Roussanne was the one grape whose yields did not recover in 2017, but the rainfall (and the healthier vines that resulted) produced intense wines with texture and yet brighter acids than we see in Roussanne lots from most years.
- 93 Points; “Dry and incisive on the palate”: Vinous (Feb. 2020)
- 91 Points; “light to medium-bodied and perfumed in the mouth, with juicy acidity to counter the broad texture and a honey-accented finish.“: Wine Advocate (Oct. 2019)
- 90-92 Points; “Medium-bodied, elegant, and seamless on the palate.”: Jeb Dunnuck (Nov. 2018)
- 92-93 Points; “Hefty but refreshingly vibrant as well, displaying impressive finishing clarity and strong, mineral-dominated persistence.”: Vinous (Sep. 2018)
Precise on the nose, with aromas of lacquered wood, pear skin, ginger, and sweet spices. The mouth is clean and light on its feel for Roussanne, reminiscent of Marsanne in many ways with flavors of cantaloupe and lemongrass, medium body, and a bright finish with just a hint of sweet oak. Drink over the next decade or more.