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2013 Tablas Creek White Blends or Varietals "Esprit de Tablas Blanc"

Winery: Tablas Creek

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Esprit de Tablas Blanc"

Wine Category: White Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 71% Roussanne, 21% Grenache Blanc, & 8% Picpoul Blanc

Region: Paso Robles

State or country: CA

Price: $45

Cases produced: 2,200

KWG Score: 92 (based on 7 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: November 25, 2015

Wine Review: This yellow colored white blend is mostly made with Roussanne. It opens with a mild pear bouquet with hints of wet stone. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic and displays a nice round mouthfeel. The flavor profile is a tasty mineral infused gentle Anjou pear with notes of white pepper, green apple and a touch of oak. The finish is dry and its flavors fade away nicely. This wine is very food friendly and would pair well grilled with mahi mahi. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2013 Esprit de Tablas Blanc has a deep-toned nose of lacquered wood, peach pit, and butterscotch: absolutely Roussanne, richly layered, with an intriguing tarragon-like high note that emerges with air. The mouth is more tightly wound than the nose initially suggests, with a rich texture, flavors of grilled peach, clove and allspice. The finish opens back up, with nectarine, citrus blossom and a little sweet oak. Impressive now, it should also go out 15 years or more and gain additional nuttiness and complexity with time. Pair with fish with fennel, ginger/scallion chicken & grilled scallops.

Organic status: not organic

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