2021 Tablas Creek 'Esprit de Tablas' Blanc Paso Robles

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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.

White Blend
Jason Hass
Paso Robles
Total Varietal Composition %:
70% Roussanne, 17% Picpoul Blanc, 10% Grenache Blanc, 2% Bourboulenc, 1% Clairette Blanche
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750 ml Bottle

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.


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.