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2005 Tablas Creek - Esprit de Beaucastel Proprietary Blend - USA - California - San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles - Red

USA - California - San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles

Red Proprietary Blend
Score
91
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Drink Dates
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 135
Author Peterson Lance
Site / Blog   Trust Rating
Tasted On 04/16/2014

to EM.

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Author Kottabos
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.825%
Tasted On 03/08/2014

After many years, this wine is finally coming into its own and ready to drink with decanting. Deep reddish-purple in color with a nose of fresh raspberries, strawberry cordial, licorice, and ginger root. The beautifully complex palate expresses luscious blackberry and blueberry fruit, violet, clove, and frankincense notes as well as chewy tannins and a luscious minerality. An exceptional effort from Tablas Creek.

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Author dozman3
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.323%
Tasted On 07/09/2013
Drink Dates 2013-2016

still some tannic bite but enough fruit to carry the day. well balanced and ready to drink

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Author NathanL
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.803%
Tasted On 07/10/2012

nice nose of cherry and currant. amazing mouthfeel, tannins are integrated but give decent structure. flavors of black fruit with short but sweet lingering.

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Author ER68
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Tasted On 03/26/2011
Drink Dates 2011-2017

excellent.

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Author PurpleTeeth
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.42%
Tasted On 06/05/2010
Drink Dates 2008-2015

From memory. The bouquet showed earthiness, berries, minerals (what I like to call "soda rock") and a hint of oak. The midpalate was full, round and rather heavy. It was multi-layered, with ripe Grenache fruit and plenty of acidity and tannin. The finish was longer than average, but had a medicinal twinge at the end. This wine still has plenty of structure and weight, and could age for at least five more years.

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Author BDLaw
Site / Blog WiredJC Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 02/28/2010
Drink Dates 2012-2020

Opened young to see where things are going. I echo Steve Tanzer's notes on this wine. If you're interested in a better description than I can give it, Tablas' blog has recent tasting notes. Great stuff at this price point and I'm glad I have more- this winery is one to watch though I'm afraid to see what happens when people find out Parker gave the most recent Panoplie upwards of 98 points... Will let my other bottles rest a few more years and develop. Scored lower b/c I opened it young (not the wine's fault).

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Author Nick O
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 11/29/2009
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Author MJM
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.348%
Tasted On 10/25/2009

WOTN for most people..great fruit and zippy acidity...I thought the finish too short but otherwise excellent...a little too young

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Author Vinocholic
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 88.55%
Tasted On 09/28/2009
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Author Maxcontinuous
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.256%
Tasted On 09/11/2009

Nice rhone ranger with good fruit. Not as smoke flavored or woodsy as past bottles, which was the reason I love this wine and a great value.

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Author ebgreenb
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.96%
Tasted On 07/11/2009
Drink Dates 2012-2020

Wow, does this ever need to breathe. First impression is nothing but road tar. The second day it was open you could taste the smoky fruit. Finally softened and became reasonably pleasant on the third day. Give it some more time.

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Author coachjeff
Site / Blog Thoughts of a Middle Aged Man Trust Rating 97.872%
Tasted On 04/10/2009
Drink Dates 2011-2022
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Author Vinography
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Site / Blog Vinography: A Wine Blog Trust Rating 98.611%
Tasted On 06/08/2008

Dark garnet in color, this wine has an alluring nose of cassis, wet earth, and mushrooms. In the mouth it is rich with flavors of cassis, cherry, and leather that hang on a framework of leather and iron that rings with a clarity of a perfectly forged bell. The finish extends these resonant flavors as long as you have the patience to pay attention. Drinking this wine not only provokes intense pleasure, it begs the question as to why more people are not making similarly styled southern Rhone blends this well. Undoubtedly ageworthy.

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Author Scott Wi1991
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Tasted On 10/16/2007

Tasted at Tablas Creek Dinner at Niche on 10/16/07. Very full bodied and smooth red. Pair with lamb or beef. Big bold $40 calif red.

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