Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tablas Creek, Mourvedre, Paso Robles 2007

Saturated red.

Vinturi - black cherry, blackberry, forest/tree bark/hazelnut, iron/medicinal, licorice nose combines the best of the new and old world.

Round and plush, particularly for Mourvedre, with excellent mid-palate flesh. Acid/tannin synergy eventually whittles everything into shape, but does not shut down the mouth. Loads of black fruit and clean earth flavors. Killer. Even better with 3-6 years of cellaring, conservatively speaking.

$30. 2007 was apparently a great vintage all over CA. No argument here.