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2017 Esprit de Tablas Rouge, Tablas Creek

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Tablas Creek Vineyard: Tablas Creek Vineyard is located in Paso Robles, California, in the Adelaida District. It was founded as a partnership between the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France, and Robert Haas. Rhone Varietals: Tablas Creek is known for its focus on Rhône varietals, particularly those found in the Southern Rhône region of France. The principal grape varieties include Mourvèdre, Grenache, Syrah, and Counoise. Esprit de Tablas Rouge: Esprit de Tablas Rouge is one of Tablas Creek's flagship red wines. The name "Esprit de Tablas" translates to "Spirit of Tablas" and reflects the estate's commitment to expressing the essence of its vineyards and the Rhône-style wines. 2017 Vintage: The 2017 vintage in California was characterized by a relatively cool growing season and a later harvest. Wines from this vintage often exhibit good acidity, balanced fruit, and complex flavors. Grapes and Blend: The Esprit de Tablas Rouge is typically a blend of several Rhône grape varieties, including Mourvèdre, Grenache, Syrah, and Counoise. The exact blend may vary from vintage to vintage, showcasing the artistry of winemaking. Biodynamic and Organic Practices: Tablas Creek is committed to sustainable and organic farming practices. The estate has been certified organic since 2003, and they incorporate biodynamic principles in their vineyard management. Limestone Soils: The estate's limestone-rich soils contribute to the unique character of the wines. Limestone is known for imparting minerality to the grapes, adding complexity to the final wine. Winemaking Philosophy: Tablas Creek follows traditional winemaking techniques, including the use of native yeasts for fermentation and extended aging in large oak casks. The winemaking approach emphasizes minimal intervention to allow the expression of the vineyard and grape varieties. Aging Potential: Esprit de Tablas Rouge wines are often crafted with aging potential in mind. They can evolve gracefully over time, showcasing additional layers of complexity. Recognition: Tablas Creek and its wines, including Esprit de Tablas Rouge, have received critical acclaim and high scores from various wine critics and publications.
2017 Esprit de Tablas Rouge, Tablas Creek
2017 Esprit de Tablas Rouge, Tablas Creek
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