Red

2010 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel

Red Rhone Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Paso Robles
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Community Tasting Notes 100

  • SLOFred Likes this wine: (93 points)

    December 28, 2016 - Decanted 2 hours. Tasted along side a 2008 Terry Houge Skins. Really tough to say which was better but they were both outstanding. You could definitely see the more complexity in the TCV with a dominant Mourvedre wine vs the TH which had Grenache dominant. Both great wines.

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  • BVal wrote: (91 points)

    December 21, 2016 - Color: slightly lighter than expected: medium ruby core showing some transparency -> diffuse, light/medium ruby rim. Quite the nice, reasonably complex bouquet showing off blackberries, spice, wet rock a touch of earth and a little black pepper. Pleasant, medium-bodied palate of blackberry, tobacco, minerals and a little plum splash. Good acid and light on its feet. This is really lovely -- well balanced, polished -- very much like a CDP from a light/medium weight year. Alcohol in check and a medium-long finish. I think this will develop nicely over the next few years but is drinking well enough now to pop the cork if desired.

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  • cpsmith33 wrote: flawed

    December 17, 2016 - Corked meh

  • cubswinws wrote: (88 points)

    November 25, 2016 - Seems a bit faded. Drank next to a 1999 Beaucastel. I get a mild resemblance but big brother is still big brother.

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  • paiement Likes this wine: (92 points)

    November 20, 2016 - The best California wine I had so far. More fruit than a Chateauneuf, but in a good way. Pairing with lamb shoulder chops was memorable.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2012, IWC Issue #165 (link)

    (Tablas Creek Vineyard Esprit de Beaucastel Paso Robles) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    California's Central Coast: Better than Ever (Aug 2012) (link)

    (Tablas Creek Esprit De Beaucastel Paso Robles) Subscribe to see review text.

The Rhone Report

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #12, 6/23/2012 (link) (93-95) points

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/18/2012 (link) 92 points

    (Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel) Dark ruby color; tart berry, light pepper, anise, tart black fruit nose; tart berry, mineral, tart plum, anise, garrigue, spice palate; needs 1-2 years; medium-plus finish (14.1% alcohol; 45% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache, 21% Syrah, 4% Counoise; bottled in June '12)

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/10/2012 (link) 93 points

    (Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel) Pre-release (mid-Oct. 2012 release) - dark red violet color; tart cherry, tart berry, garrigue, anise nose; tasty, tart berry, beetroot, anise, garrigue, mineral palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Tablas Creek
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation Esprit de Beaucastel
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Paso Robles
  • UPC Codes 089419245974, 089419255041

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,054 (71%)
  • Consumed 831 (29%)

Food Pairing

Daube, grilled chicken + creamed spinich

Who Likes This Wine

99% Like It  67 votes

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