Tablas Creek Vineyard

Esprit de Beaucastel Red Rhone Blend

9.059 ratings
8.712 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Mourvedre, Syrah, Grenache, Counoise
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Holly Orchard

Certified Sommelier, President of Savvy Cellar Wines Inc.

9.3

Wow! Was not expecting such a wonderful gem. Full of earthy funk, leather, tart red fruits, smoke and almost a spritzy, acid liveliness. This is the type of wine that reminds me why I joined the club to begin with. I never would have guessed it as a California wine if tasted blind. Lots of Old World goodness, even if a touch higher in alcohol. I thoroughly enjoyed this charming blend.

Wow! Was not expecting such a wonderful gem. Full of earthy funk, leather, tart red fruits, smoke and almost a spritzy, acid liveliness. This is the type of wine that reminds me why I joined the club to begin with. I never would have guessed it as a California wine if tasted blind. Lots of Old World goodness, even if a touch higher in alcohol. I thoroughly enjoyed this charming blend.

Sep 1st, 2020
Shawn R

Tomato and a carbonated feeling in the mouth.

Tomato and a carbonated feeling in the mouth.

Feb 24th, 2018
Shawn R

Keeping the Central Coast theme going this 07 was rocking.

Keeping the Central Coast theme going this 07 was rocking.

Oct 15th, 2017
Joe Carroll

Owner/Wine Director Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau, St. Anselm & Gotham Artisanal Provisions

8.9

Started to get a little bretty

Started to get a little bretty

Oct 17th, 2016
Nick Benz

Brett took over

Brett took over

Sep 13th, 2015
TJ Maxwell

Rich, mineral & tropical! Really classy Cali Rhone Ranger

Rich, mineral & tropical! Really classy Cali Rhone Ranger

May 18th, 2015
Timothy Keith

2007 is showing age on the nose, but flavors are still young. Very silky, yet still has some rustic tannin.

2007 is showing age on the nose, but flavors are still young. Very silky, yet still has some rustic tannin.

Apr 6th, 2015
Davis Smith

Sommelier Acquerello

8.9

Ripe and rich and pretty delicious.

Ripe and rich and pretty delicious.

Sep 18th, 2013
Jennifer Pletcher

A little funky and raisiny on the nose, effervescent... a little salty from the co2. No bricking from age on color. Not for me!

A little funky and raisiny on the nose, effervescent... a little salty from the co2. No bricking from age on color. Not for me!

Dec 16th, 2023
John Van Trijp

Clear winner of the 3 07’s

Clear winner of the 3 07’s

Nov 12th, 2023