- Tablas Creek Vineyard Patelin De Tablas Rouge 2011 Product #26322 (In Stock)
Another fine vintage for Tablas Creek's "intro" wine made from a blend of fruit from the estate and purchased from neighbors and friends. Rich and fun to drink!
"The 2011 Patelin de Tablas is slightly richer than the 2011 owing to the greater presence of Syrah. Dark red cherries, flowers and tobacco wrap around the deep, expressive finish. Today, the 2011 shows some of the effects of its recent bottling, but it should come together nicely over the next few months. The 2011 is 52% Syrah, 29% Grenache, 18% Mourvedre and 1% Counoise. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016."Wine Advocate 89 points
- Tablas Creek Vineyard Esprit De Beaucastel 2009 Product #25145 (In Stock)
"I am thrilled to see the 2009 Esprit de Beaucastel burst from the glass with an exciting melange of dark red cherries, flowers, sweet herbs, mint and spices. Exotic spiced notes linger on the finish. The 2009 boasts serious intensity, richness and depth, but it remains quite tannic and in need of further bottle age. The vintage saw both frost and drought, two conditions that are a little unusual in the same year. Now that it is in bottle, the 2009 meets all of the expectations I had when I tasted it from barrel last year. The blend is 40% Mourvedre, 28% Syrah, 27% Grenache and 5% Counoise."Wine Advocate 94 points