Tablas Creek Vineyard

Esprit de Beaucastel Red Rhone Blend

9.1373 ratings
9.187 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Mourvedre, Syrah, Grenache, Counoise
Lamb, Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Patrick Derdeyn

Drinking great now, but just cracked a window on its potential. This is California rhone showing at its best, still plenty of sunshine but with earth and garrigue just starting to show in this wine that will develop more in time.

Drinking great now, but just cracked a window on its potential. This is California rhone showing at its best, still plenty of sunshine but with earth and garrigue just starting to show in this wine that will develop more in time.

Sep 16th, 2018
Patrick Derdeyn

These are still young, but on night 2 it has really opened up. Savory, bloody, spicy, and delicious. Everything you want jn your rhone blend and will only improve as it moves into secondary development. 15+ years ahead.

These are still young, but on night 2 it has really opened up. Savory, bloody, spicy, and delicious. Everything you want jn your rhone blend and will only improve as it moves into secondary development. 15+ years ahead.

Aug 28th, 2017
Meghan Hamilton

Wine Educator Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.4

All kinds of awesomely well balanced. Blackberry, blueberry, sweet violets, pomegranate, sweet cherries and licorice.

All kinds of awesomely well balanced. Blackberry, blueberry, sweet violets, pomegranate, sweet cherries and licorice.

1 person found it helpfulSep 24th, 2016
Maura Passanisi

Tablas Creek vertical. This and the 2007 Panoplie were the winners of the night. Both drinking very well right now. Regular Beaucastel more traditional CdP style, very well done. Panoplie more rustic flavor, but still damn good.

Tablas Creek vertical. This and the 2007 Panoplie were the winners of the night. Both drinking very well right now. Regular Beaucastel more traditional CdP style, very well done. Panoplie more rustic flavor, but still damn good.

1 person found it helpfulAug 30th, 2016
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.5

Without competition.

Without competition.

1 person found it helpfulMar 2nd, 2016
Nick Benz

Aging exceptionally well, dark fruit, mushrooms and sage

Aging exceptionally well, dark fruit, mushrooms and sage

1 person found it helpfulNov 15th, 2015
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.2

All the right curves in all the right places. Killer with Bo Ssam.

All the right curves in all the right places. Killer with Bo Ssam.

1 person found it helpfulJan 2nd, 2015
Brad Hemmer

Berries, licorice, clove, baking spice, chocolate, smooth texture, nice long finish.

Berries, licorice, clove, baking spice, chocolate, smooth texture, nice long finish.

Nov 8th, 2016
Stefan Dolhain

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%.

Oct 30th, 2016
Joe Carroll

Owner/Wine Director Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau, St. Anselm & Gotham Artisanal Provisions

8.9

Started to get a little bretty

Started to get a little bretty

Oct 17th, 2016