Tablas Creek Vineyard Esprit de Beaucastel Red Rhone Blend 2008

Ratings on Delectable

Lyn Farmer Delectable Pro

At 11 years of age this wine is really impressive. 38% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache, 26% Syrah and 6% Cunoise it has wonderful complexity. Still a lot of red fruit - strawberry, red currant especially, a welcome tertiary note of leather and good acidity with very mellow silky tannins. Lovely bottle

At 11 years of age this wine is really impressive. 38% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache, 26% Syrah and 6% Cunoise it has wonderful complexity. Still a lot of red fruit - strawberry, red currant especially, a welcome tertiary note of leather and good acidity with very mellow silky tannins. Lovely bottle

9.2

Shay A Delectable Pro

January Wednesday Wine Committees are always a great as the red wines are required to be 11yrs old, making all of the reds 2008 vintage. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine were served today, all blind. This was heavily oxidized on the glass. More brown than red. The wine itself seemed to be fine, but came across really tired. Didn’t get any black pepper here, nor spicy red fruit. Mainly clay, old cherry and some tobacco. I guessed burgundy.

January Wednesday Wine Committees are always a great as the red wines are required to be 11yrs old, making all of the reds 2008 vintage. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine were served today, all blind. This was heavily oxidized on the glass. More brown than red. The wine itself seemed to be fine, but came across really tired. Didn’t get any black pepper here, nor spicy red fruit. Mainly clay, old cherry and some tobacco. I guessed burgundy.

8.9

Nick Benz Delectable Pro

Aging exceptionally well, dark fruit, mushrooms and sage

Aging exceptionally well, dark fruit, mushrooms and sage

9.2

Stefan Dolhain Delectable Pro

Ruby red, with big orange rim. Tertiary nose of dried leaves, clove and a hint of caramel. Warm and spicy, good acidity, slightly dry tannin. A bit over the hill already. Disappointing. Drink quickly .2008 vintage. 40 euro.Abv. 14,5%.

Ruby red, with big orange rim. Tertiary nose of dried leaves, clove and a hint of caramel. Warm and spicy, good acidity, slightly dry tannin. A bit over the hill already. Disappointing. Drink quickly .2008 vintage. 40 euro.Abv. 14,5%.

8.0

Marc Stubblefield Delectable Pro

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

In a nice spot, opening up again with lots of depth and complexity. Seems a little more roasted than I remember, but I suspect that's more about where my palate is lately than the wine...

In a nice spot, opening up again with lots of depth and complexity. Seems a little more roasted than I remember, but I suspect that's more about where my palate is lately than the wine...

9.0

Paco Suro Delectable Pro

Reddish brown. High in alc. A bit syrupy. Black fruit. Up front but softens along the way. Ready now.

Reddish brown. High in alc. A bit syrupy. Black fruit. Up front but softens along the way. Ready now.

8.9

Andrew Steffensmeier Delectable Pro

Dark fruits with some raisin, spices, and a hint of fresh cigar.

Dark fruits with some raisin, spices, and a hint of fresh cigar.

8.9

Chris Krueger

Would have thought higher Grenache %

Would have thought higher Grenache %

9.7

Allison Serafin

Opened it for no celebratory reason, but wanted a delicious glass of wine after a long day. This paired nicely w a snickers. Friends, it was a long week and sometimes all you need is good wine and a candy bar.

Opened it for no celebratory reason, but wanted a delicious glass of wine after a long day. This paired nicely w a snickers. Friends, it was a long week and sometimes all you need is good wine and a candy bar.

9.0

Mark Weismiller

2008. Got better as it opened up. Leather and spice. Smooth and enjoyable.

2008. Got better as it opened up. Leather and spice. Smooth and enjoyable.

9.1

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.