Tablas Creek Vineyard

Esprit de Beaucastel Red Rhone Blend

9.048 ratings
8.711 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
Holly Orchard

Certified Sommelier, President of Savvy Cellar Wines Inc.

9.3

Wow! Was not expecting such a wonderful gem. Full of earthy funk, leather, tart red fruits, smoke and almost a spritzy, acid liveliness. This is the type of wine that reminds me why I joined the club to begin with. I never would have guessed it as a California wine if tasted blind. Lots of Old World goodness, even if a touch higher in alcohol. I thoroughly enjoyed this charming blend.

Wow! Was not expecting such a wonderful gem. Full of earthy funk, leather, tart red fruits, smoke and almost a spritzy, acid liveliness. This is the type of wine that reminds me why I joined the club to begin with. I never would have guessed it as a California wine if tasted blind. Lots of Old World goodness, even if a touch higher in alcohol. I thoroughly enjoyed this charming blend.

Sep 1st, 2020
Shawn R

Tomato and a carbonated feeling in the mouth.

Tomato and a carbonated feeling in the mouth.

Feb 24th, 2018
Shawn R

Keeping the Central Coast theme going this 07 was rocking.

Keeping the Central Coast theme going this 07 was rocking.

Oct 15th, 2017
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
Nick Benz

Brett took over

Brett took over

Sep 13th, 2015
TJ Maxwell

Rich, mineral & tropical! Really classy Cali Rhone Ranger

Rich, mineral & tropical! Really classy Cali Rhone Ranger

May 18th, 2015
Davis Smith

Sommelier Acquerello

8.9

Ripe and rich and pretty delicious.

Ripe and rich and pretty delicious.

Sep 18th, 2013
Manny Abascal

Side by side with the the Beaucastel. It held its own

Side by side with the the Beaucastel. It held its own

Aug 17th, 2019
R Bl
9.1

Peak maturity or a bit past; chocolate blackberry. Mmmm.

Peak maturity or a bit past; chocolate blackberry. Mmmm.

Apr 9th, 2019
John T
9.2

Darn nice red

Darn nice red

Feb 24th, 2019