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2008 Tablas Creek Vineyard Esprit de Beaucastel Paso Robles (half bottle)
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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 Paso Robles (half bottle)

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

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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2010

($50; 38% mourvedre, 30% grenache, 26% syrah and 6% counoise) Bright red. Enticing aromas of raspberry, potpourri, licorice and fresh herbs. Lush, broad and sweet but structured, with an exotic candied fruit quality giving this dense, well-constituted wine plenty of early sex appeal. Finishes sweet and spicy, with a fine dusting of tannins and outstanding length. This is already delicious but has the balance to age.

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

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