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Tablas Creek 2017 Esprit de Tablas Rouge Paso Robles
Tablas Creek 2017 Esprit de Tablas Rouge Paso Robles
Tablas Creek 2017 Esprit de Tablas Rouge Paso Robles

The Tablas Creek Vineyard 2017 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.

A cool wintergreen minty note sets off deeper smoked meat, redcurrant, mocha, and juniper aromas. The mouth shows Grenache's sweet fruit and licorice on that attack, then deepens into notes of black cherry, chocolate, and a chorizo-like meatiness, all with tremendous mouth-coating texture. The long finish, with lingering flavors of wood smoke, roasted meat, plum skin and crushed rock, hints at more rewards to come with cellar aging. We recommend that you drink either between now and 2022 or again starting in 2025 any time over the subsequent two decades.


Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 94 Points

"A barrel sample, the 2017 Esprit de Tablas is made up of 40% Mourvèdre, 35% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 5% Counoise. It's pale to medium ruby with aromas of spiced cranberry sauce, red cherry preserves, warm blackberries, orange peel, blueberries and tree bark with accents of bitter chocolate, dusty earth and garrigue plus gobs of juicy red berry notions. It's light to medium-bodied with great intensity, juicy acidity, grainy tannins and a very long finish. This has great potential!"


Jeb Dunnuck - 91 Points

"Recently bottled, the 2017 Esprit De Tablas offers a Rhône-like bouquet of blackberries, garrigue, pepper, and licorice, that develop with time in the glass. Beautifully textured, with fine tannins and good acidity, it’s going to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for 10-15 years or more if you’re so inclined. The blend is 40% Mourvedre, 35% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 5% Counoise, raised mostly in foudre."

Type

Red

Varietal

40% Mourvedre, 35% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 5% Counoise

Vintage

2017

Bottle size

750mL

Alcohol content

14.5%

Appellation

California – Paso Robles

Wine Advocate

94

Wine Enthusiast

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Wine Spectator

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Jeb Dunnuck

91


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