Red

2010 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel

Red Rhone Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Paso Robles
Drink between 2015 - 2024 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 146

  • drrobvino wrote: 90 points

    October 19, 2019 - 1st of 2 bottles, PnP and consumed w/friends on a road trip to Tiffin.
    No formal TN, but this wine has softened a bit with 9 yrs of bottle age, showing a very well-made, reined-in version of GSM fruit, clocking in at 14.5% abv. Kirsch, blackberry pie, espresso grounds, lifted by minty spiciness.
    Fairly long finish, with moderating acidity and overall quite delicious. Drink now through 2024+.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • jaumealaska Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 29, 2019 - Drank this besides a 2010 Beaucastel . It’s a lighter version . But the same dark fruit and grilled meats Great acid balance good finish

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Babik wrote:

    September 13, 2019 - Day 1: Pruney porty mess, from opening to decanting and three hours later. Probably 80 if rating. Oddly bottle has been impeccably stored since purchase from Tablas and the cork looked great with the telltale sediment/wine cake on the liquid side with no cracks/leakage. Just a very bad bottle?

    Have one more 2010 left and very curious to see what that one is like! Alas, buried in the cellar so can’t compare head to head.

    Vac sealed in cellar overnight. Uncorked in morning and slow oxed another 10 hours.

    Night 2: finally some candied raspberry and chambord notes emerge to balance out the porty notes which have taken on a beefy quality on the palate but still distracting on the nose. Won’t rate above as I’m guessing this needs a 48 hour decant? 90 otherwise.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • SLOFred Likes this wine: 91 points

    July 28, 2019 - I think this wine is still too young to drink. Nice wine, but not the blow-away wine I am used to and I think it needed a longer decant and more aging overall.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • CADomer Likes this wine: 91 points

    July 20, 2019 - After the fruit showed an initial raisined note, it seemed to brighten up and ultimately show greater freshness than I expected. Great weight and balance to this wine and quite enjoyable.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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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 1,982 (58%)
  • Consumed 1,413 (42%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Daube, grilled chicken + creamed spinich

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