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Date Printed: 3/28/2017
Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas Rouge 2011
Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas Rouge 2011
(search item no. 127159)
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Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 3/28/2017: $49.98

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2014 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2014 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2013 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2013 Tasting Panel rating: 93 points
2013 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2013 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2012 Tasting Panel rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

It is time. After a decade of Esprit de Beaucastel, our flagship wines will bear a new name. Please welcome Esprit de Tablas, to debut this fall with the release of the 2011 vintage.

The nose shows exuberant freshness, with Mourvedre'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 than the 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.

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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.