Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas Rouge 2014


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Region: Paso Robles
Grapes: Mourvèdre, Grenache, Syrah, Counoise 
First Glance: Chocolate, Cherries, Spice, Smokey

The Wine:
The Tablas Creek Vineyard 2014 Esprit de Tablas is a blend of four estate-grown varietals, propagated from budwood cuttings from the Château de Beaucastel estate. The wine is based on the dark red fruit, earth, spice and mid-palate richness of Mourvèdre, with additions of Grenache for forward fruit, approachability and lushness, Syrah for mineral, aromatics, and back-palate tannins, and Counoise for brambly spice and acidity.

A powerfully expressive, nose with deep aromas of licorice and cherry liqueur given lift by spicy notes of pink peppercorn and mint. The palate is luscious, with flavors of chocolate-covered cherries, a briny sea spray note, and serious tannins. The finish shows more baker's chocolate and cherry cola notes, as well as a smoky berry element. We recommend that you drink either between 2017 and 2021 or 2024-2040.