Tablas Creek Esprit Blanc De Tablas 2021
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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 Rhône 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 Rhône Valley with a California twist. This wine is a must-try for any wine enthusiast seeking excellence in a glass.