Tablas Creek is an icon of Paso Robles, and it’s best known for its Rhone-style blends. Surprisingly oaky, this white blend brings together a collection of grapes some of which are almost unheard of in the U.S. (roussanne, grenache blanc, picpoul blanc, picardan, and clairette blanche).
The blend coalesces into a wine that is both floral and buttery, with notes of fresh perfume and honeysuckle playing foil to a sneaky savoriness. Hints of dill and sesame work oddly well with the almond paste notes on the undertone. Unexpected and strange, but lots of fun.
A- / $43 / tablascreek.com