2001 Rosé

Production Notes

The Tablas Creek Vineyard Rosé 2001 is a blend of three estate-grown varietals, propagated from budwood cuttings from the Château de Beaucastel estate.

The blend is traditional of the southern Rhône, though the blend of grapes is predominantly Mourvèdre, and therefore more like the solid, dry rosés of Bandol than the lighter Grenache-based Tavel.

Each year, we take the grapes for our Rosé from the oldest section of French-source vines at Tablas Creek. In 1994, two years after our French vines had been released from their USDA-mandated quarantine, we had propagated just enough to plant a few rows of each varietal on a hill overlooking our vine nursery. Over the next few years, we used cuttings from these plants to plant the rest of our 120-acre vineyard.

These few rows of high-quality vines ripen later than the rest of the vineyard, so we harvest the Mourvèdre, Grenache, and Counoise together and co-ferment them (on their skins) in a single stainless steel fermenter. After 72 hours, we draw about 500 gallons of juice off the blend, and ferment it dry away from the skins.

The 2001 Rosé is rich, ripe, and full of fruit, with aromatics of ripe strawberries and cherries balanced by fresh acidity and a lingering finish. This is a serious wine for all seasons, and particularly useful for pairing with difficult foods’ or for enjoying outside on a sunny day.

Food Pairings

  • Salmon
  • Sushi
  • Raw Shellfish (i.e., oysters on the half-shell)
  • Roast chicken
  • Mediterranean tapas
Rose

Not Available for Purchase

$27.00

Blend

  • 49% Mourvèdre
  • 34% Grenache Noir
  • 17% Counoise

Technical Notes

  • 14.4% alcohol by volume
  • 140 cases produced

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Hundreds of you have joined us for one of our annual blending seminars over the years. If you haven’t yet, let this be the year. Partner Jason Haas and winemaker Neil Collins will lead a barrel tasting of the individual varietals (both reds and whites), and will discuss how we turn roughly one hundred components into the blends and varieties we make each year. Then, you will be set loose with graduated cylinders to produce your own blends. Details & More Events »


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Tract Home Guerrilla Winemaking

April 25, 2015
By Darren Delmore. In June 2007 I bought a Tablas Creek Roussanne vine from the tasting room and planted it in my mom’s backyard in Pismo Beach. Two summers later I was shocked to see the deep green foliage and thickened trunks. “We are going to have a vintage,” I declared. The task of making wine is such a romantic mystery that most people don’t realize that you really can make a bottle or two of wine in your backyard... Read More »