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Tablas Creek White Rhone Blend Paso Robles Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 2008

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Wine Advocate Review Rated 94 The flagship white is the 2008 Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc, a blend of 65% Roussanne, 30% Grenache blanc, and a rarity of 5% Picpoul. This is really great stuff in 2008. The wine displays plenty of honeyed citrus, spring flowers, white peach, apricot, quince, and loads of wet rocks, giving a steely definition to its opulent, full-bodied, yet fresh flavors. This is a tour de force in dry white and Rhone Ranger blends. It's impossible to know how long it will last, but I would drink it sooner rather than later. Wine Tasting Notes The 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; we expect it to show beautifully for at least the next 8-10 years.

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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.

Editorial Reviews for Tablas Creek White Rhone Blend Paso Robles Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,154
0.00 5
02/05/2013

Medium dark red violet color; tart berry, cherry, baked cherry, spicy nose; tasty, poised, baked cherry, berry, mineral palate with medium acidity; could use 2-3 years of bottle aging; medium-plus finish (38% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache, 26% Syrah, 6% Counoise) 93+ points


External Reviews for Tablas Creek White Rhone Blend Paso Robles Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/14/2010

A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2008 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2010

The flagship white is the 2008 Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc, a blend of 65% Roussanne, 30% Grenache blanc, and a rarity of 5% Picpoul. This is really great stuff in 2008. The wine displays plenty of honeyed citrus, spring flowers, white peach, apricot,... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2008 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/04/2011

Aromas of Braziian limes and lemon with flowers. Lemon crud. Rich. Full-bodied, with wonderful dense and agile palate of dried apples, mango and figs. Love the finish. Caramel, honey and lemons. Rousanne really comes out. 62% Rousanne, 26% Grenache B... James Suckling. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2008 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/16/2010

($40; 68% roussanne, 22% grenache blanc and 10% picpoul) Light, bright gold. Pungently floral aromas of lime, lemongrass and green apple, with notes of dusty minerals and honey. Deep citrus flavors are firmed by gentle chalk and white pepper qualitie... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2008 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 375ml



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Wine Advocate Review Rated 94 The flagship white is the 2008 Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc, a blend of 65% Roussanne, 30% Grenache blanc, and a rarity of 5% Picpoul. This is really great stuff in 2008. The wine displays plenty of honeyed citrus, spring flowers, white peach, apricot, quince, and loads of wet rocks, giving a steely definition to its opulent, full-bodied, yet fresh flavors. This is a tour de force in dry white and Rhone Ranger blends. It's impossible to know how long it will last, but I would drink it sooner rather than later. Wine Tasting Notes The 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; we expect it to show beautifully for at least the next 8-10 years.

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