Esprit de Tablas Red


A deep nose, marked equally by Mourvedre and Syrah: mocha and currant reduction, chalky minerality and spicy eucalyptus. The mouth is dense yet not heavy, with flavors of sugarplum and rare steak, a reverberating red/black licorice note, and tremendous texture. The long finish, with lingering flavors of wood smoke, roasted meat, plum skin and crushed rock, hints at more rewards to come with cellar aging.


  • Game
  • Dark Fowl (i.e., duck)
  • Richly flavored stews
  • Lamb
  • Asian preparation of red meats (i.e., beef stir fry)
Appellation Adelaida District Paso Robles
Color Red
Grape Varieties 46% Mourvedre, 31% Syrah, 18% Grenache, 5% Counoise
ABV (Alcohol By Volume) 14.5%
Bottle Size 75 cl
Type of Soil Calcareous clay
Vinification The grapes for our Esprit de Tablas are grown on our certified organic and biodynamic estate vineyard. The grapes were fermented using native yeasts in a mix of 1500-gallon wooden upright fermenters, open-top tanks and closed stainless steel fermenters. After pressing, the wines were moved into barrel and allowed to complete malolactic fermentation. The Esprit was selected from the vintage’s best lots and blended, then aged in 1200-gallon French oak foudres for another year before being bottled.