We are thrilled that the 2003 Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc, our signature white Rhone blend, has been named #11 on the Wine Enthusiast's top 100 wines of 2005. The complete text:
"A fabulous white Rhône blend of enormous complexity and charm. Fills the mouth with butterscotch, Crème brûlée, pineapple, mineral, vanilla, impossibly ripe white peach and hazelnut flavors, and, as sweet as that sounds, the wine is dry and crisp. The greatest Esprit Blanc ever. Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Viognier. 95 points.”
This is the second time the Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc has received such an honor; the 2001 Esprit Blanc was in the top 100 wines of the year in both the Wine Enthusiast and Wine & Spirits.