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2020 Tablas Creek Red Blends or Varietals "Esprit de Tablas"

Tablas Creek 2020 Esprit de Tablas

Winery: Tablas Creek

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Esprit de Tablas"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 40% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, 21% Syrah, 5% Counoise, 3% Vaccarese & 1% Cinsaut

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Adelaida District

State or country: CA

Price: $65

Cases produced: 3,480

KWG Score: 94.8 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (95)

Review date: July 5, 2023

Wine Review: This ruby colored Rhone grape blend from the Tablas Creek opens with a red plum and wet stone bouquet with of forest floor, black cherry, and dried herbs. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is nicely balanced, round, structured, savory, and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is black cherry, toasty oak, and red plum blend with notes of vanilla and chai tea. We also detected hints of strawberry, loam, and bay leaf in the mix. The finish is dry, and its tannins linger and last for a long time. The Tasting Panel would pair this red blend with cassoulet. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: A pretty nose that speaks clearly of Mourvedre in its elderberry and blackcurrant fruit and its eucalyptus and soy marinade umami notes. On the palate, black cherry and musky mulberry fruit, new leather, and a loamy richness that suggests a lovely meaty note will develop with time. The firm but ripe tannins maintain order and lead to a long, spicy finish. This is an Esprit that will drink well young, but don't let this trick you into thinking it won't have the stuffing to age. Enjoy any time in the next 20-25 years.

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