Tablas Creek 2012 Esprit de Tablas

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Tablas Creek 2012 Esprit de Tablas

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“Like a French Rhône, only good!” were the first words out of my mouth.  The Tablas Creek 2012 Esprit de Tablas opens with aromas of smoke, leather, and black cherries.  The palate is black raspberry, cassis,  black tea, and sweet spices.  A nice finish, with silky tannins.  You can’t buy this from the winery, even though it’s listed in their library.

A quick search of several wine retail websites produced zero hits.  Wine.com estimates the retail at around $55.  If you go looking and find a place that has some for sale, please let us know.

About the author

Tony Lima has been a California wine fan since arriving in California from the east coast in 1974. He's lived the growth and expansion of the industry first hand. He's seen the fickle California Wine consumer fads pop up and burst... the craze for Zinfandel, then oaky Chardonnay, then Merlot, now Pinot Noir. His day job was Professor of Economics at California State University located in Hayward. (He retired in 2016.) His undergrad degree in chemical engineering (MIT) and his MBA ( Harvard) and Ph.D. Economics (Stanford) are the root of his interest in the Business of Wine. He is a card-carrying member of the AAWE - American Association of Wine Economists.

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