2020 Tablas Creek Vineyards 'Esprit de Tablas Blanc' White Blend Paso Robles

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An immediately appealing nose of poached pear and baked quince, vanilla custard and nutmeg spice. On the palate, lovely and long, with Roussanne-driven flavors of beeswax and preserved lemon, rounded out by just a hint of sweet oak. Fresh and lifted, but long and textured. A charming Esprit Blanc that will be hard to resist young but which should also do beautifully with time in the cellar. Drink over the next two decades

White Blend
Neil Collins
Oak Treatment:
a mix of oak of various sizes and ages
Paso Robles
Adelaida District
Total Varietal Composition %:
46% Roussanne 28% Grenache Blanc 14% Picpoul Blanc 5% Bourboulenc 4% Clairette Blanche 3% Picardan
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750 ml Bottle

James Suckling

Attractive nose with sliced lemon, honeysuckle, mineral and melon, followed by hints of spices and cream. Pure and textured on the palate, showing clarity and brightness before an elegant finish. 46% roussanne, 28% grenache blanc. 14% picpoul blanc, 5% bourboulenc, 4% clairette blanche and 3% picardan.


Wine Advocate

The 2020 Esprit de Tablas Blanc, still a touch coiled from its recent bottling, has pretty aromas of baked apples, beeswax, flint and hints of musky perfume. The palate is light-bodied and creamy with focused acidity, delicate, floral fruit and a seamless, savory finish. Give it an hour in the decanter to unfold.