Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 2003

Rhone White Blends from Central Coast, California

Price: $31.99
Item No. 81803
  • WE95
  • RP92
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Winemaker's Notes

"A fabulous white Rhone blend of enormous complexity and charm. Fills the mouth with butterscotch, Crème brulee, pineapple, mineral, vanilla, ripe white peach and hazelnut flavors, and, as sweet as that sounds, the wine is dry and crisp. The greatest Esprit Blanc ever. Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Viognier."
-Wine Enthusiast

"The 2003 Esprit de Beaucastel white is a blend of 68% Roussanne, 27% Grenache Blanc, and 5% Viognier. More tightly textured, with seemingly higher acidity than the 2002, it is a powerful, broad, concentrated effort offering a smorgasbord of aromas and flavors, including candle wax, lanolin, pineapples and other tropical fruits, and rose water."
-Wine Advocate

Learn About Tablas Creek Map ItMap It

The Perrins of Chateau de Beaucastel and Robert Haas, their importer since 1970, founded Tablas Creek Vineyard in 1990. They chose their 1600-foot elevation site in West Paso Robles' Las Tablas because of its chalky clay soils and its climate similar to the southern Rhone Valley. They imported selected French cuttings of Mourvedre, Grenache, Syrah and Counoise and multiplied, grafted and planted their own vines, which they farm organically. This blended wine, in the image of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, is 100% estate-grown and bottled.

Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Rhone White Blends

White Rhone blends consist of two or more white grapes from its namesake region. This includes Viognier, Rousanne, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc. Other white grapes may be included in miniscule amounts, but the above four are the principles. In the Rhone, Viognier is typically alone in the Northern Rhone and absent in the Southern Rhone, although, in the north, 20% of the variety...

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