Tablas Creek - Esprit Blanc de Tablas - Adelaida District - Paso Robles - 750 ml
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Overview: Tablas Creek is a pioneer of California’s Rhone movement. Founded in 1989, it is the culmination of friendship between two of the international wine community’s leading families dating back to 1967: the Perrin family of Chateau de Beaucastel and the Haas family of Vineyard Brands. After a four-year seach, the partners chose Paso Robles, California, for its many similarities to the southern Rhone, and began the lengthy process of importing vine cuttings, building a grapevine nursery, and creating an estate vineyard from scratch. Tablas Creek’s Regenerative Organic Certified estate vineyard is largely dry-farmed, limiting yields and emphasizing character of place. Biodynamic practices – including a mobile herd of sheep, alpacas and guard donkeys – control weeds, fertilize and build healthy soils, capturing carbon and retaining the winter moisture. Winemaking, including native yeast fermentation and the use of large neutral French oak barrels, preserves the wines’ connection to the land and vintage which produced them.
Description:The Tablas Creek Vineyard Esprit de Tablas Blanc is our flagship white blend, chosen from the top lots of five estate-grown varietals propagated from budwood cuttings from the Château de Beaucastel estate. Roussanne provides the core richness, minerality, and flavors of honey and spice, while Grenache Blanc adds green apple and anise flavors, a lush mouthfeel and bright acids. Picpoul Blanc adds pineapple brightness and saline minerality. Picardan brings elegance while Clairette Blanche is crisp and gently citrusy. A lifted nose of orange blossom, honeycomb, and spicy pine nut. On the palate, the signature clean, with flavors of baked custard, marmalade, and saline minerality, deepened by a little sweet oak. Then lively and juicy on the finish like biting into a fresh pear, complete with the little hint of pear skin tannin. A balanced, elegant Esprit Blanc that we expect to go out two decades, gaining additional nuttiness and complexity with time in bottle.
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