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Tablas Creek 2017 Esprit de Tablas Blanc Paso Robles
Tablas Creek 2017 Esprit de Tablas Blanc Paso Robles
Tablas Creek 2017 Esprit de Tablas Blanc Paso Robles

The Tablas Creek Vineyard 2017 Esprit de Tablas Blanc is a blend of five estate-grown varietals, propagated from budwood cuttings from the Château de Beaucastel estate. Roussanne provides the core richness, minerality, and flavors of honey and spice, while Grenache Blanc adds green apple and anise flavors, a lush mouthfeel and bright acids. Picpoul Blanc adds pineapple brightness and saline minerality. This is the first vintage incorporating two new varieties to the blend. Picardan brings elegance while Clairette Blanche is crisp and gently citrusy.

A spicy, deep Roussanne nose of wildflower honey, cedar spice, jasmine, and Asian pear. The mouth shows flavors of baked pear, cinnamon stick, and brioche, all deepened by a little sweet oak. The wine's rich texture is balanced by nice acids and a saline mineral note on the finish. A powerful Esprit Blanc that we expect to go out two decades, gaining additional nuttiness and complexity over the years.


Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 92 Points

"The 2017 Esprit Blanc de Tablas is made up of 68% Roussanne, 17% Grenache Blanc, 7% Picpoul Blanc, 4% Picardan and 4% Clairette Blanche. The nose features honey-drizzled apples, lychee, orange peel and musk with warm hay, crushed stone, quince and pie crust notions. Medium to full-bodied with intense honeyed flavors in the mouth, it has great juicy acidity to counter and a long, gently textured finish. "This is the first vintage of the Esprit de Tablas Blanc to have Clairette and Picardin," winemaker Jason Haas says, "because we wanted to include all the white grapes from Châteauneuf-du-Pape.""


Jeb Dunnuck - 91 points

"The 2017 Esprit De Tablas Blanc offers more richness and depth, which is largely missing from many of these wines. White peach, quince, honeysuckle, and hints of stone fruits all emerge from the glass, and it's nicely textured, medium-bodied, has good acidity, and a clean finish. The blend is 68% Roussanne, 17% Grenache Blanc, 7% Picpoul Blanc, 4% Picardan, and 4% Clairette."

Type

White

Varietal

68% Roussanne, 17% Grenache Blanc, 7% Picpoul Blanc, 4% Picardan, 4% Clairette Blanche

Vintage

2017

Bottle size

750mL

Alcohol content

13.0%

Appellation

California – Paso Robles

Wine Advocate

92

Wine Enthusiast

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Wine Spectator

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Jeb Dunnuck

91


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