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Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 2006

Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 2006

Rhone White Blends from Central Coast, California

Price: $37.99
Item No. 95644
  • W&S93
  • RP91
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Winemaker's Notes

65% Roussanne, 30% Grenache Blanc, 5% Picpoul Blanc

The 2006 Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc is a vibrant expression of the terroir of Tablas Creek. It shows aromas of honeysuckle, mint, lemon peel and spice, with rich Roussanne flavors of honey, rose petals and pear, a distinctive saline minerality from the limestone soils, balanced acidity and great length.

It should drink well when young but will also reward time in bottle; it should show beautifully for at least the next 8-10 years.

"reveals a lovely floral-scented nose with hints of bees wax, honeysuckle, rose petals, marmalade, and tropical fruits. Medium to full-bodied with terrific acidity as well as a heady finish, it will provide pleasure over the next 2-3 years." 91 Points
Wine Advocate
June 30, 2008

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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