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Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel Rouge Paso Robles 2016

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    Winemaker Notes

    The Tablas Creek Vineyard 2016 Esprit de Tablas is a blend of four estate-grown varietals, propagated from budwood cuttings from the Château de Beaucastel estate. The wine is based on the dark red fruit, earth, spice and mid-palate richness of Mourvèdre, with additions of Grenache for forward fruit, approachability and lushness, Syrah for mineral, aromatics, and back-palate tannins, and Counoise for brambly spice and acidity.

    RP94

    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    The 2016 Esprit de Tablas contains more Syrah than has been the norm in recent years, a reflection of its unusually fine quality in this vintage. A blend of 46% Mourvèdre, 31% Syrah, 18% Grenache and 5% Counoise, the wine reveals youthful notes of strawberries, licorice and aromatic bark. On the palate, it's textural, medium to full-bodied and savory, with fine-grained tannins, good balance and nice depth and dimension. It will be bottled in July and seems to be a very promising rendition of Esprit de Tablas. 
    Range: 92-94

    WS94

    Wine Spectator

    Combines structure with polish and substance, offering expressive raspberry, garrigue and smoked spice flavors that build richness toward refined tannins. Mourvèdre, Grenache, Syrah and Counoise. Drink now through 2025.

    W&S94

    Wine & Spirits

    2016 Adelaida District Esprit de Tablas Robert Haas, founder of the wine-importing firm Vineyard Brands, established Tablas Creek in partnership with the Perrin family of Châteauneuf-du-Pape in 1989. They planted a vineyard in western Paso Robles with cuttings from Château de Beaucastel, the Perrin’s Châteauneuf property. Those vines, farmed organically by Robert’s son, Jason, and winegrower Neil Collins, have produced some of California’s most elegant and evocative Rhône-variety wines, like this blend of mourvedre (46 percent), syrah, grenache and counoise. It has a rooty spice, like turmeric and ginger, and a gentle clarity to its pomegranate-bright fruit.

    JD93

    Jeb Dunnuck

    Just bottled last week, the 2016 Esprit de Tablas is an age-worthy blend of 46% Mourvèdre, 31% Syrah, 18% Grenache, and the rest Counoise that was brought up all in foudre. It offers perfumed notes of raspberries, cherries, leafy herbs, and hints of violets. With medium to full body, a seamless texture, and beautiful purity of fruit, it has a forward, fresh, accessible style yet will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and cruise for a decade after that.

     

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Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel Rouge Paso Robles 2016

Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel Rouge Paso Robles 2016


Add To Cart
$68.95
 
SKU: WF20190036

Winemaker Notes

The Tablas Creek Vineyard 2016 Esprit de Tablas is a blend of four estate-grown varietals, propagated from budwood cuttings from the Château de Beaucastel estate. The wine is based on the dark red fruit, earth, spice and mid-palate richness of Mourvèdre, with additions of Grenache for forward fruit, approachability and lushness, Syrah for mineral, aromatics, and back-palate tannins, and Counoise for brambly spice and acidity.

RP94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2016 Esprit de Tablas contains more Syrah than has been the norm in recent years, a reflection of its unusually fine quality in this vintage. A blend of 46% Mourvèdre, 31% Syrah, 18% Grenache and 5% Counoise, the wine reveals youthful notes of strawberries, licorice and aromatic bark. On the palate, it's textural, medium to full-bodied and savory, with fine-grained tannins, good balance and nice depth and dimension. It will be bottled in July and seems to be a very promising rendition of Esprit de Tablas. 
Range: 92-94

WS94

Wine Spectator

Combines structure with polish and substance, offering expressive raspberry, garrigue and smoked spice flavors that build richness toward refined tannins. Mourvèdre, Grenache, Syrah and Counoise. Drink now through 2025.

W&S94

Wine & Spirits

2016 Adelaida District Esprit de Tablas Robert Haas, founder of the wine-importing firm Vineyard Brands, established Tablas Creek in partnership with the Perrin family of Châteauneuf-du-Pape in 1989. They planted a vineyard in western Paso Robles with cuttings from Château de Beaucastel, the Perrin’s Châteauneuf property. Those vines, farmed organically by Robert’s son, Jason, and winegrower Neil Collins, have produced some of California’s most elegant and evocative Rhône-variety wines, like this blend of mourvedre (46 percent), syrah, grenache and counoise. It has a rooty spice, like turmeric and ginger, and a gentle clarity to its pomegranate-bright fruit.

JD93

Jeb Dunnuck

Just bottled last week, the 2016 Esprit de Tablas is an age-worthy blend of 46% Mourvèdre, 31% Syrah, 18% Grenache, and the rest Counoise that was brought up all in foudre. It offers perfumed notes of raspberries, cherries, leafy herbs, and hints of violets. With medium to full body, a seamless texture, and beautiful purity of fruit, it has a forward, fresh, accessible style yet will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and cruise for a decade after that.

 

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