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2009 Tablas Creek Vineyard Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 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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2009 Tablas Creek Vineyard Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc Paso Robles (half bottle)

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

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

($40; 62% roussanne, 26% grenache blanc and 12% picpoul) Vivid gold. Pungent, mineral and herb-accented aromas of dried pit fruits, mango, honey and lemon curd. A smoky note comes up with air, along with a hint of anise. Then dusty, dry and sappy on the palate, with impressive intensity to the flavors of ripe orchard fruits, citrus peel and licorice. Finishes firm-edged and stony, with excellent persistence. A serious, soil-driven white wine that was raised in all neutral oak.

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

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