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Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas Rouge Paso Robles 2011

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93 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): A blend of 40% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Counoise, the 2011 Esprit de Tablas has a core of sweet black raspberry and cassis that is cut by more savory, meaty nuances, pepper and spice. Medium to full-bodied, rich and beautifully textured, with ripe tannin, it's a more streamlined, fresh version of the cuvee that relies more on elegance and complexity than sheer depth and richness. It will have 10-12 years of longevity. Drink 2015-2023. (Aug 2013)

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Tablas Creek Vineyard:
Tablas Creek, founded by the Perrin brothers of Chateau de Beaucastel and Robert Haas of Vineyard Brands, produces organically farmed, estate-grown Rhone varietals and blends in the limestone clay soils of west Paso Robles.

External Reviews for Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas Rouge Paso Robles

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

The 2011 Esprit de Tablas comes across as quite fresh and perfumed in this vintage. At the same time the flavors aren t quite as vibrant as they usually are. Crushed flowers dried cherries leather and licorice are some of the notes that flow through to the soft finish. The slightly forward quality of the fruit suggests the 2011 is best enjoyed sooner rather than later. In 2011 the blend is 40% Mourv


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Bright ruby. An assertively perfumed bouquet evokes black raspberry blood orange and peppery spices with suave floral pastille nuances. Spicy and precise on the palate offering lively dark fruit and floral pastille flavors underscored by hints of white pepper and allspice. Finishes long and gently tannic with powerful notes of spicecake and dark fruit preserves. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

A blend of 40% Mourvedre 30% Grenache 20% Syrah and 10% Counoise the 2011 Esprit de Tablas has a core of sweet black raspberry and cassis that is cut by more savory meaty nuances pepper and spice. Medium to full-bodied rich and beautifully textured with ripe tannin it


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/21/2014

The 2011 Esprit de Tablas comes across as quite fresh and perfumed in this vintage. At the same time the flavors aren t quite as vibrant as they usually are. Crushed flowers dried cherries leather and licorice are some of the notes that flow through to the soft finish. The slightly forward quality of the fruit suggests the 2011 is best enjoyed sooner rather than later. In 2011 the blend is 40% Mourvèdre 30% Grenache 20% Syrah and 10% Counoise. Antonio Galloni.



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93 points Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): A blend of 40% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Counoise, the 2011 Esprit de Tablas has a core of sweet black raspberry and cassis that is cut by more savory, meaty nuances, pepper and spice. Medium to full-bodied, rich and beautifully textured, with ripe tannin, it's a more streamlined, fresh version of the cuvee that relies more on elegance and complexity than sheer depth and richness. It will have 10-12 years of longevity. Drink 2015-2023. (Aug 2013)

Dietary Information: Organic


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