Tablas Creek Esprit Blanc De Tablas 2021

$59.95
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13.00% /
750ml /
Vintage: 2021
  • WE 94
  • WA 96
  • SLB 97
  • DEC 94
  • OB 96
  • VIN 94
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    The Tablas Creek Vineyard 2021 Esprit Blanc de Tablas is a masterpiece in white wine craftsmanship. This flagship blend, expertly curated by winemaker Neil Collins, showcases the true essence of the Rhone Valley in California.

    In the glass, it unveils a brilliant, medium gold/green color, setting the stage for a sensory journey. The bouquet is nothing short of enchanting, with intense aromatics of pear, apricot stone, honeysuckle, slate, orange peel, and hints of brioche.

    On the palate, this wine shines with a vibrant yet lush texture. Ripe orchard and tropical fruit flavors dominate, including white peach, kiwi, and passion fruit. The finish is nothing short of remarkable, leaving a lingering impression with bright citrus accents.

    This blend is a harmonious marriage of 70% Roussanne, 17% Picpoul Blanc, 10% Grenache Blanc, 2% Bourboulenc, and 1% Clairette Blanche. It showcases the art of blending, balancing richness and elegance to perfection.

    Wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike will appreciate its versatility. While immensely charming in its youth, it promises to age gracefully over the next two decades.

    Critics have showered it with acclaim, with reviewers praising its balanced flavors of nectarine, apricot, cashew milk, and apple blossoms. Its dynamic nature, mouthwatering acidity, and textural finesse have earned it top scores and accolades.

    The Tablas Creek Vineyard 2021 Esprit Blanc de Tablas has garnered critical acclaim from esteemed wine experts. Wine Enthusiast awarded it 94 points, highlighting its clean nectarine and apricot aromas, as well as its creamy flavors of cashew milk and apple blossoms. Wine Advocate praised its concentrated yet detailed flavors, mouthwatering acidity, and textural complexity, scoring it an impressive 96 points. Sean Lufards of BevX.com described it as “brilliant,” awarding it 97 points for its intense aromatics, ripe fruit-driven core, and vibrant yet lush texture. Decanter recognized it as “seriously delicious” and rated it at 94 points, praising its honeyed notes balanced by savory elements. Owen Bargreen awarded it 96 points and compared it favorably to Chateauneuf Blanc, while Vinous lauded its dramatic display of florals, lemon oils, and ripe apple flavors, emphasizing its beauty and recommending cellaring it for the future. These accolades affirm the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of this white wine blend.

    The 2021 Tablas Creek Esprit Blanc de Tablas is a testament to the dedication of the winemaking team, creating a wine that captures the essence of the Rhone Valley with a California twist. This wine is a must-try for any wine enthusiast seeking excellence in a glass.

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    Critical Acclaim

    WE 94
    Wine Enthusiast
    As the importer of so many Rhône varieties, it's no surprise that Tablas Creek manages blends like few other domestic producers. This combination of 70% Roussanne, 17% Picpoul Blanc, 10% Grenache, 2% Bourboulenc and 1% Clairette Blanche shows clean nectarine and apricot aromas on the nose, with a light nuttiness. The palate's chalky texture offers creamy flavors of cashew milk and apple blossoms.
    WA 96
    Wine Advocate
    The nose opens slowly, blossoming to baked apples, lemon peel, white pepper and coriander seed, with youthful streaks of sweet spice from a small percentage of Roussanne aging in new oak. The medium-bodied palate balances concentrated yet detailed flavors, mouthwatering acidity and a touch of textural bitterness that anchors its youthful energy and extends the finish. It's shaping up to be a dynamic wine and 1,610 cases will be released in the fall of 2023
    SLB 97
    Sean Lufards BevXcom
    Brilliant, medium gold/green color. The aromatics are intense, offering scents of pear and apricot stone with supporting notes of honeysuckle, slate, orange peel, and hints of brioche. The palate echoes the nose delivering a ripe orchard and tropical fruits-driven core with flavors of white peach, kiwi, and passion fruit. The finish is long and lingering with bright citrus accents. Medium to full-bodied and perfectly balanced with a vibrant yet lush texture. Made with a blend of 70% Roussanne, 17% Picpoul Blanc, 10% Grenache Blanc, 2% Bourboulenc, and 1% Clairette Blanche
    DEC 94
    Decanter
    One of America's great wine blends from the first name in Rhône varietals Tablas Creek. This blend of Roussanne, Picpoul Blanc, Grenache Blanc and a dash of a few others is a seriously contemplative wine. Aromatics of candied ginger, honeycomb and ripe apricot mingle with a dash of petrichor and wet stone. The wine's texture and honeyed notes are balanced by savoury Mediterranean scrub, crushed chalk and lime leaf. Serious and seriously delicious.
    OB 96
    Owen Bargreen
    The world-class 2021 Tablas Creek ‘Espirit Blanc de Tablas’ White Wine combines 70% Roussanne with 17% Picpoul and the remainder Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc and Clairette. This new edition will easily go head to head with some of the finest examples of Chateauneuf Blanc. Seamless throughout the drinking experience this shows off a pillowy texture, yielding layers of cantaloupe, salted Macadamia nut, lychee and shades of white rose water. This shows a beautiful combination of stuffing and underlying finesse, as the 2021 ‘Espirit Blanc de Tablas’ really needs 30-40 minutes of air prior to consuming now. Don’t serve too cold! Drink 2023-2037
    VIN 94
    Vinous
    A dramatic display of dusty florals, lemon oils, melon and crushed almond waft up from the 2021 Esprit de Tablas Blanc. This is texturally thrilling with depths of ripe apple and sweet inner florals, all perfectly accentuated by zesty acidity. It finishes long and full of tension with a pleasant inner sweetness, lingering on young peach and mineral notes. Bury the 2021 in the cellar. It’s a beauty. The Esprit de Tablas Blanc is a blend of 70% Roussanne, 17% Picpoul Blanc, 10% Grenache Blanc, 2% Bourboulenc and 1% Clairette Blanche.

    Food Pairing with Tablas Creek Esprit Blanc De Tablas 2021

    Our wine experts think this Tropical and Balanced Tablas Creek Esprit Blanc De Tablas 2021 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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