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Date Printed: 7/27/2015
Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas Rouge (375ML half-bottle) 2011
Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas Rouge (375ML half-bottle) 2011
(search item no. 128182)
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International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/27/2015: $33.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2012 Tasting Panel rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The nose shows exuberant freshness, with Mourvèdre's signature currant, black tea and roasted meat aromas, given lift by a tangy, winey note showing rosemary and mineral. The mouth is long, fine and balanced, lusher thanthe nose suggests, with flavors of licorice, spice, meat drippings and clove, mid-weight now (relatively soon after bottling) but with every expectation of deepening over coming months.

This wine pairs great with game, dark fowl, richly flavored stews, lamb and red meats prepared in an Asian style (i.e. beef stir fry)

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About Tablas Creek Vineyard:

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.