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Tablas Creek Vineyards, Dianthus Rosé, Paso Robles, California, 2021

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Overview of the Wine
Tablas Creek is the realization of the combined efforts of two of the international wine community’s leading families: the Perrin family, proprietors of Château de Beaucastel, and the Haas family of Vineyard Brands. Equally owned and run by the two families, the partnership begun in 1987 remains today as ever, even as the next generation of Haases and Perrins have stepped into leadership roles over recent decades.

To ensure that the vines at Tablas Creek were of the highest quality and same genetic source of those at Beaucastel, the partners imported vinifera from the French estate. Several clones each of Mourvédre, Grenache Noir, Syrah, Counoise, Roussanne, Viognier, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc and Picpoul Blanc were imported, as well as a variety of rootstocks. This diversity allows Tablas Creek to replicate the clonal selection of an established French vineyard.

In January 1990, the first vine cuttings were imported from France. Before arriving at Tablas Creek, they underwent a USDA-mandated three year indexing process that ensured that the vines were virus-free; the first imported vines were available for multiplication at Tablas Creek in 1993. In 2003 the partners decided to complete the Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape collection. These seven varieties (Cinsaut, Terret Noir, Muscardin, Vaccarese, Picardan, Clairette Blanche, and Bourboulenc) are now all in the vineyard at Tablas Creek and available to other interested growers.

Grape / Blend
42% Mourvedre, 40% Grenache, 17% Counoise, 1% Cinsault

Origin
Paso Robles, California

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
A lovely peachy pink color. The nose shows powerful raspberry, pink peppercorn, wild strawberry, and yellow rose petal aromas. The mouth is both rich and bright, with flavors of salted watermelon and fresh plum, mouth-filling texture, and bright acids. The lingering finish shows plum skin, citrus pith, rose hips, and sea salt notes. A rosé to convert people who think that pink wines can't be serious. Drink before the end of 2023.

The Tablas Creek Vineyard Dianthus 2021 is a blend of four estate-grown varieties (including, for the first time, Cinsaut) propagated from budwood cuttings from the Château de Beaucastel estate. The blend incorporates the rosé traditions of the southern Rhône, taking its Mourvèdre foundation from the solid, dry rosés of Bandol and incorporating the structure of skin contact from the rich, juicy Grenache-based Tavel. Dianthus refers to a genus of flowering plants known for their deep pink blossoms and known colloquially to gardeners as "pinks".

Product Size: 750ml

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