Tablas Creek Vineyard Esprit de Tablas Mourvedre Blend 2011

$49.99

New release of Tablas Creek's highest-scoring red rhone from Paso Robles.95 Points Rhone Report: "The 2011 Esprit de Tablas, tasted out of barrel was decidely meaty and savory at the time of this tasting, with loads of meat juicy, pan drippings, and mole sauce qualities supporting the more pit styled fruits, licorice and herbs de Provence. Beautifulyy full-bodied and elegan on the palate, with a full, dense mid-palate, fine, polished tannin, and a savory, chewy finish, this is more approachable than the 2010." 93 Points Robert Parker:  "A blend of 40% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Counoise, the 2011 Esprit de Tablas has a core of sweet black raspberry and cassis that is cut by more savory, meaty nuances, pepper and spice. Medium to full-bodied, rich and beautifully textured, with ripe tannin, it’s a more streamlined, fresh version of the cuvee that relies more on elegance and complexity than sheer depth and richness. It will have 10-12 years of longevity. Drink 2015-2023... ...This Paso Robles outpost is owned by two Francophiles, Frenchman Francois Perrin (one of the owners of the Rhone Valley's Chateau Beaucastel) and Robert Haas (founder of the import company Vineyard Brands, and a pioneer importer of estate-bottled French wines). Seeking out steep limestone ridges near the Pacific Ocean, Tablas Creek was a work in progress for its first four to five years, but it has come on like gang-busters in the 21st century.  The wines are striking."  

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Ratings on Delectable

Patrick Derdeyn Delectable Pro

Just at the point where it’s about to turn from primary to secondary. Fruit still ripe, but now well integrated and the tannins have mostly resolved. Present acidity carries through the mid palate and fresh finish.

Just at the point where it’s about to turn from primary to secondary. Fruit still ripe, but now well integrated and the tannins have mostly resolved. Present acidity carries through the mid palate and fresh finish.

9.2

Eileen Gross Delectable Pro

Aromas of dried dark fruits; mild-spicy flavors of red licorice & raspberry. Elegant finish. This is a House Favorite. Cheers!

Aromas of dried dark fruits; mild-spicy flavors of red licorice & raspberry. Elegant finish. This is a House Favorite. Cheers!

9.2

Mark Eastom Delectable Pro

Subtle, subdued and downright awesome. Fruit, earth, acidity and alcohol all intermingle perfectly.

Subtle, subdued and downright awesome. Fruit, earth, acidity and alcohol all intermingle perfectly.

9.0

Chris Leon Delectable Pro

Paso's juicy nod to it's Beaucastel parent. Worth revisiting down the road

Paso's juicy nod to it's Beaucastel parent. Worth revisiting down the road

9.0

Anthony Ianni Delectable Pro

On the youngish side nonetheless delicious. From Stateline tasting with Danny Haas.

On the youngish side nonetheless delicious. From Stateline tasting with Danny Haas.

9.3

Peter J. Delectable Pro

4100

4100

9.8

Meg Maker Delectable Pro

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

Wine has been incorrectly identified as blanc. It is rouge.

Wine has been incorrectly identified as blanc. It is rouge.

9.1

Steve Bachmann Delectable Pro

Good not great. Pales in comparison to true Rhone. Fairly simple.

Good not great. Pales in comparison to true Rhone. Fairly simple.

8.5

Chris Gillespie

GSM+c great wine nice vintage, all around great structure

GSM+c great wine nice vintage, all around great structure

9.2

Ryan Colthorp

Rich red jammy fruits. Little bit of licorice.

Rich red jammy fruits. Little bit of licorice.

9.0

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