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2016 Tablas Creek US Red Blend "Esprit de Tablas"

Tablas Creek 2016 Esprit de Tablas

Winery: Tablas Creek

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Esprit de Tablas"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 46% Mourvedre, 31% Syrah, 18% Grenache & 5% Counoise

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Paso Robles

State or country: CA

Price: $60

Cases produced: 2,850

KWG Score: 95 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: February 7, 2019

Wine Review: This dark red colored blend from Tablas Creek opens with black cherry and oak bouquet with hint of pomegranate. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and savory. The flavor profile is a tasty red plum and pomegranate blend with nice minerality and oak integrated throughout with a hint of strawberry rhubarb. The finish is dry, with virtually no tannins. This wine drifts away nicely. I would pair this elegant red with rabbit cacciatore. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: A deep nose, marked equally by Mourvedre and Syrah: mocha and currant reduction, chalky minerality and spicy eucalyptus. The mouth is dense yet not heavy, with flavors of sugarplum and rare steak, a reverberating red/black licorice note, and tremendous texture. The long finish, with lingering flavors of wood smoke, roasted meat, plum skin and crushed rock, hints at more rewards to come with cellar aging. We recommend that you drink either 2018-2021.

Organic status: not organic

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