2019 Tablas Creek Vineyards Esprit de Tablas - Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc, Paso Robles, USA
$49.99 USD $758.00 USD
A lovely, creamy nose of wildflower honey, sweet baking spices, citrus pith, and briny minerality. The mouth is textured and dry, with both the richness and essence of egg custard, flavors of quince and pear, and a long finish with echoing honey, fresh vanilla bean, and limestone mineral notes. A powerful, textured Esprit Blanc that is drinking well now but which we expect will really shine with time in the cellar. Drink over the next two decades.
The Tablas Creek Vineyard 2019 Esprit de Tablas Blanc is our flagship white blend, chosen from the top lots of four estate-grown varietals propagated from budwood cuttings from the Château de Beaucastel estate. Roussanne provides the core richness, minerality, and flavors of honey and spice, while Grenache Blanc adds green apple and anise flavors, a lush mouthfeel and bright acids. Picpoul Blanc adds pineapple brightness and saline minerality while Picardan brings elegance.
94 points; "Shows fine definition and tension on the palate": Vinous (July 2022)
"Proving that Tablas Creek's white-Rhone game is not only strong but perhaps the best in the state, this blend is a stunner": SOMM Journal (Apr. 2022)
94 points; "great minerality as well as length": Miquel Hudin (Feb. 2022)
98 points; "has an old world feel seldom seen in California": Purely Domestic Wine Report (Jan. 2022)
92 points; "The palate is pleasantly lifted": Robert Parker Wine Advocate (Mar. 2022)
94 points & Editors' Choice; "showcases what the winery does best": Wine Enthusiast (Dec. 2021)
93 points; "bursting with aromas of fresh anjou pear, white flowers, and honeysuckle": Vinepair (Nov. 2021)
95 points; "Bright acidity ... stone fruit and jasmine ... well balanced": James Suckling (Nov. 2021)
96 points; "perfectly balanced with a silky yet vibrant texture": BevX (Oct. 2021)
Extraordinary; "impressively rich, flavorful, and complex": Underground Wine Letter (Oct. 2021)
93 points; "Lush and minerally": Blue Lifestyle (Sep. 2021)