Tablas Creek Vineyards ‘Esprit de Tablas’ 2019
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In the heart of Paso Robles, Tablas Creek Vineyards has crafted a true masterpiece with their ‘Esprit de Tablas’ 2019. This wine, composed of 39% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache, 21% Syrah, and 10% Counoise, is a testament to the winemaking expertise of Neil Collins.
In the glass, the 2019 ‘Esprit de Tablas’ presents a deep, vivid ruby hue that beckons you in. The aromas are a symphony of complexity, with notes of cherry cola, dark berry, and lavender accented by hints of smoke and spice. With aeration, licorice and succulent herb notes gracefully emerge.
Upon the first sip, this wine reveals its charm. It’s gently sweet and broad on the palate, offering a delightful interplay of blackberry, cherry preserve, mocha, and floral pastille flavors. As you explore further, you’ll notice a tightening of flavors through the midpalate, accompanied by a slow, subtle emergence of gently gripping tannins. The finish is impressively long, echoing the initial spice and floral notes that dance on the senses.
Critics have lavished praise on this wine, with Vinous awarding it 95 points for its fine clarity and enduring finish. James Suckling, with a score of 94 points, notes the delightful aromas of crushed rose petals and red cherries, supported by well-integrated tannins. Wine Enthusiast, at 93 points, applauds its vibrant freshness, describing it as an “Editors’ Choice.” Wine & Spirits, with a score of 92 points, praises its plush and lively character with a suggestion that it has the potential to age beautifully.
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What does Tablas Creek Vineyards 'Esprit de Tablas' 2019 taste like?
leather, earthy, smoke
cherry, raspberry, red fruit
oak, tobacco, vanilla
apple, green apple, peach
blackberry, plum, dark fruit
pepper, licorice, cinnamon
toast, nutty, molasses
citrus, lemon, grapefruit
cheese, cream, oil
tomato, grass, straw
raisin, fig, prune
violet, lavender, perfume
Food Pairing with Tablas Creek Vineyards 'Esprit de Tablas' 2019
Winemaker of Tablas Creek Vineyards 'Esprit de Tablas' 2019
Nestled within the scenic embrace of San Luis Obispo County on California's Central Coast, the Adelaida District emerges as a notable winegrowing region, proudly bearing the designation of an AVA (American Viticultural Area). The history of this captivating region is intertwined with viticultural excellence, notably marked by the presence of the Hoffman Mountain Ranch Winery, a pioneering establishment that held the distinction of being the first modern commercial winery in Paso Robles. This groundbreaking venture took root in 1964, guided by the expertise of André Tchelistcheff, a renowned consultant in the world of... Read More