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    Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc (375ML half-bottle) 2009
    Rhone White Blends - Central Coast, California

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    • ST92
    • V91
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 92 International Wine Cellar, 91 Vinous / Antonio Galloni

    Region: Central Coast, California

    Varietal: Rhone White Blends

    Style: Fruity & Smooth

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 113513

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2009 Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc shows a rich, lifted nose, very spicy, with aromas of ginger, tangerine, asian pear, beeswax and herbs. The mouth shows classic Roussanne flavors of honey and spice, with a little tropicality lurking behind, and a long, dry finish with toffee and pear notes. We suggest that this wine will benefit from short-term cellaring, and drink well from mid-2011 through the end of the decade.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Vivid gold. Pungent, mineral and herb-accented aromas of dried pit fruits, mango, honey and lemon curd. A smoky note comes up with air, along with a hint of anise. Then dusty, dry and sappy on the palate, with impressive intensity to the flavors of ripe orchard fruits, citrus peel and licorice. Finishes firm-edged and stony, with excellent persistence. A serious, soil-driven white wine that was raised in all neutral oak.

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    The flagship 2009 Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc is 62% Roussanne, 26% Grenache Blanc and 12% Picpoul Blanc. It reveals lovely delineation, freshness and verve. Scents of white peaches, flowers, minerals come together beautifully on the layered finish. The 2009 Esprit has lovely vibrancy for the vintage, mostly owing to the inclusion of 12% Picpoul, which adds much needed acidity. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016.

    91 Points
    Vinous / Antonio Galloni
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