WA 91 IWC 91 AG 90 WS 90 Pts - According to Wine Advocate - "The 2012 Roussanne (100% of the variety) offers impressive lemon curd, toasted almonds, honeycomb and hints of buttered citrus in its seamless, layered and beautifully textured personality. There’s real depth and concentration here, and as with most of this estates whites, it gains stature and richness with time in the glass. Enjoy it anytime over the coming 3-4 years."
According to International Wine Cellar - "Bright yellow. Ripe peach and melon scents and flavors are complemented by notes of anise, jasmine and honey. Broad and fleshy, providing very good palate coverage and displaying smooth, velvety texture. Finishes spicy and long with lingering florality."
According to Antonio Galloni - "Light floral honey, apricots and jasmine are some of the many notes that flesh out in the 2012 Roussanne. The textured, honey, intensely floral style is hugely appealing, while the more typical, stony notes appear on the expressive finish. This is a fabulous showing from Tablas Creek."
According to Wine Spectator - "Intriguing, aromatic, smooth, fresh and refreshing, with lemon and peach flavors that feature an appealing roasted, almost savory quality. Features thyme, lemon verbena and celery leaf details, and a crunchy sea salt note on the finish. Drink now through 2020."
Tasting Notes - "The 2012 Roussanne shows expressive aromas of grilled bread, pear, pine resin and white flowers. The mouth is classic, structured roussanne, rich yet savory with flavors of butterscotch, thyme, white chocolate and just a touch of oak. Still a baby at its release, this is a serious white to age (for up to a decade) and serve with substantial food like roast pork." 13.8% ABV.