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2009 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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2009 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 | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2011

(40% mourvedre, 28% syrah, 27% grenache and 5% counoise):  Vivid ruby-red.  Sexy, highly perfumed aromas of candied raspberry, potpourri, Asian spices, sandalwood and licorice, with zesty minerality emerging with aeration.  Suave, fresh and lithe, showing impressive definition and florality to its seamless red fruit flavors.  The spicy, very long finish features gentle tannins and a flavor of red raspberry.  A very polished blend.

94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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