Red

2010 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel

Red Rhone Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Paso Robles
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Community Tasting Notes 92

  • Slaz wrote: (90 points)

    August 26, 2016 - An elegant GSM blend that tastes too soft and shallow even after few hours of decanting. Could improve with more cellaring; for now, a poor value relative to other regions/varietals in the same price range.

  • ettalovesgoodwine wrote: (91 points)

    August 18, 2016 - I liked the last bottle better. Yesterday I had a 2010 Kistler Pinot Noir. Everything else will pale in comparison.

  • RougeAmore wrote: (88 points)

    June 11, 2016 - Nice wine but a little disappointed versus my expectations from our previous bottle. Bright on the palate with some pleasant floral notes on the nose.

  • Slaz Likes this wine: (92 points)

    April 30, 2016 - Fairly disappointing upon opening: overly tame with simplistic Grenache notes. Took well over 2.5 hours of decanting to evolve into something much more impressive: not overly ripe, with secondary floral notes, and good depth. Moderate-to-long finish.

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  • BigBoy_Sonoma Likes this wine: (94 points)

    April 22, 2016 - Dark cherries, plums, black fruit, cedar, pepper, tobacco, herbal notes, hints of earth, finishes with well balanced tannins. A

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

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

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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 2,068 (73%)
  • Consumed 743 (26%)

Food Pairing

Daube, grilled chicken + creamed spinich

Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  57 votes

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