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    Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 2005
    Rhone White Blends - Central Coast, California

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    • W&S93
    • RP93
    Price: $37.00
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    Professional Ratings: 93 The Wine Advocate, 93 Wine & Spirits

    Region: Central Coast, California

    Varietal: Rhone White Blends

    Other Info: Green Wines

    Style: Fruity & Smooth

    Item no. 91227

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Blend: 70% Roussanne, 25% Grenache Blanc, 5% Picpoul Blanc

    The 2005 Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc is a vibrant expression of the terroir of Tablas Creek. It shows aromas of honeysuckle, mint, lemon peel and spice, with rich Roussanne flavors of honey, rose petals, pear, petrol and white flowers, excellent breadth, cleansing acidity and great length.

    It should drink well when young but will also reward time in bottle; it is expected to show beautifully for at least the next 5-7 years.

    Food pairings: Cooked shellfish (lobster, softshell crab, shrimp); roasted or grilled vegetables (eggplant, asparagus, peppers); foods cooked with garlic and olive oil; rich fish dishes (i.e., salmon, swordfish); Asian stir fry.

    "Even better is the 2005 Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc, a combination of 70% Roussanne and the rest mostly Grenache Blanc and a touch of Picpoul that sees no new oak. It reveals classic notes of honeyed marmalade, intense tropical fruits, impressive underlying minerality, and a chalky character in its big, fullthrottle personality that is bursting with character as well as intensity." 93 Points
    Wine Advocate
    August 31, 2007

    "The components of this blend (70 percent roussanne, 25 percent grenache blanc and 5 percent picpoul blanc) form a tight weave. The middle of the wine has a plump, lovely richness without any overt sense of wood; the finish brings scents of fresh spring blossoms and savory saltwater toffee. It lasts with dynamic harmony, suited to age or to miso-marinated black cod." 93 Points
    Wine & Spirits
    August 2007

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