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2008 Tablas Creek Vineyard Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc Paso Robles
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About Tablas Creek Vineyard

This important estate in Paso Robles, a joint venture between the Perrin family of Châteauneuf du Pape and their long-time importer, Robert Haas, planted its vineyards in the 1990s with clonal selections taken from the southern Rhône Valley. The organically farmed, 120 acre plot contains all the usual suspects: Mourvedre, Syrah, and Grenache, plus Roussane, Marsanne, and Viognier...

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2008 Tablas Creek Vineyard Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc Paso Robles

Producer: Tablas Creek Vineyard
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: White Blend
Origin: California
Region: Central Coast
Appellation: Paso Robles

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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2009

($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 qualities and show a strong tangerine note. Tangy and refreshing on the finish, leaving behind sweet citrus and mineral notes. This wine is really lively for a southern Rhone white blend.

89 Points | Wine Spectator
94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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