2021 Tablas Creek 'Esprit de Tablas' Blanc Paso Robles

$63.95
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An immediately appealing nose of poached pear, crystallized pineapple, honeysuckle and a touch of sweet oak. On the palate, luscious and textured, with honey, green apple, and graham cracker flavors, solid acidity, and a little dancing mango-like tropicality from the Picpoul. 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 now and over the next two decades.

Varietal:
White Blend
Winemaker:
Jason Hass
Vintage:
2021
Appellation:
Paso Robles
Total Varietal Composition %:
70% Roussanne, 17% Picpoul Blanc, 10% Grenache Blanc, 2% Bourboulenc, 1% Clairette Blanche
Alcohol %:
13.0%
Score Wine Advocate:
94-96
SKU #:
1052537
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS94

James Suckling

A seductive nose of cooked lemons, cooked apricots, flowers, almond powder and plenty of wild herbs. Medium body with a positive bitterness shaping the wine at the center and a creamy texture at the edges. Vibrant and focused finish with bright acidity and fresh pear character. 70% roussanne, 17% picpoul blanc, 10% grenache, 2% bourboulenc and 1% clairette blanche. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold.

WA94-96

Wine Advocate

The nose opens slowly, blossoming to baked apples, lemon peel, white pepper and coriander seed, with youthful streaks of sweet spice from a small percentage of Roussanne aging in new oak. The medium-bodied palate balances concentrated yet detailed flavors, mouthwatering acidity and a touch of textural bitterness that anchors its youthful energy and extends the finish. It's shaping up to be a dynamic wine and 1,610 cases will be released in the fall of 2023.