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Tablas Creek White Rhone Blend Paso Robles Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 2009
94 points Rhone Report: Impressive and a serious white... 62% Roussanne, 26% Grenache Blanc, and 12% Picpoul Blanc... The nose boasts intense aromatics of pear and baked apple fruits, herbs, honeysuckle, and edgy, rocky minerality. Oozing extract and concentration on the palate, the wine is medium to full bodied with a serious, structured feel, beautiful balance, and a very long, clean finish. This is superb now, but should also age very well. (Nov 2010)
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.
Very attractive golden yellow color. Spring blossome floral aromas. Quite dry and refrehng in the mouth. Some kind of fruit flavor--kiwi or pineapple. Nice acid tartness gives me the refreshing thing. Bit of bitterness in the back. Good, lingering finish. US$32.99 at Wine Club in Santa Ana.
Fantastic Paso white Rhone blend of Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Picpoul Blanc. Extremely well balanced with dried apricot, almond and ginger. Somewhat dry with nice acidity, subtle oak and a long silky finish. Very similar to the 2010 with the difference being that the '09 has a bit more citrus and lemon chiffon most likely due to have a bit more Picpoul Blanc (12% vs 5%).
Flinty nose with hints of petrol and crab apple. Oily texture and mouth coating. Golden apple flavors along with pear and floral notes. Nice. Tad of funk on the finish. Lingers nicely. 90 pts. 9/1/12 at winery
External Reviews for Tablas Creek White Rhone Blend Paso Robles Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc
The flagship 2009 Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc is 62% Roussanne, 26% Grenache Blanc and 12% Picpoul Blanc. It reveals lovely delineation, freshness and verve. Scents of white peaches, flowers, minerals come together beautifully on the layered finish. T... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2009 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 750ml
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