One thing I love about living in Southern California is the abundance of amazing Mexican food. On a weekly basis, I am sure to enjoy fish tacos, corn and goat cheese tamales, or crab ceviche (if not all 3 ). This being said, I am always searching for the perfect wine pairing. This past weekend I stumbled upon a bottle of Tablas Creek 2010 Patelin de Tablas Blanc and it was the perfect companion for my ahi tacos.
Tablas Creek 2010 Patelin de Tablas Blanc is a blend of four White Rhone varietals- 50% Grenache Blanc, 33% Viognier, 10% Roussanne, and 7% Marsanne. It has 13.5% alcohol and retails for $20. For more information see www.TablasCreek.com
Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine
Patelin de Tablas Blanc pours a pale straw in the glass. The soft nose has delicate aromas of pear and citrus. On the palate, the wine is rich and smooth with tastes of grapefruit, lemon, peach, and stonefruit. The wine finishes with lingering tastes of citrus and a nice hit of acidity. I was really happy with the balance and intricacies of this white blend…a great wine from Tablas Creek!
My Wine Rating- B+
Food Pairing Suggestions- This wine pairs well with ahi fish tacos, grilled mahi with mango salsa, or a blackened chicken salad.