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2000 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Tablas Creek Vineyard tablascreek.com   details
Appellation: Paso Robles - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Mourvèdre - Syrah - Grenache - Counoise
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$18.00
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: December 23, 2004 , Catherine Granger ManageYourCellar.com
4 stars "Spicy on the nose. Full-bodied and well-balanced. Taste different than a Chateauneuf-du-Pape but still delicious."
rated: August 1, 2003 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
92 points "The superb 2000 Esprit de Beaucastel is a blend of 35% Mourvedre, 26% Syrah, 25% Grenache, and 14% Counoise. It reveals complex characteristics of cloves, spice box, cinnamon, and black fruits in a full-bodied, Chateauneuf du Pape-like style. Dense and chewy, with tremendous intensity as well as richness, it should age well for 10-12 years, possibly longer." Best 2004-2013
rated: September 6, 2004 , K&L Wine Merchants klwines.com
"The Esprit de Beaucastel comes from an organically farmed vineyard with chalky clay soils of the same geologic origin as those in Châteauneuf-du-Pape with bud cuttings from the famed vines of Château de Beaucastel. A true Cal-Rhône!"
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