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Jan 17th, 2019
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Wine Spectator: 2016 Esprit de Tablas 94 points

"Esprit de Tablas Adelaida District 2016
94 points | $60 | 3225 cases made | Red

Combines structure with polish and substance, offering expressive raspberry, garrigue and smoked spice flavors that build richness toward refined tannins. Mourvèdre, Grenache, Syrah and Counoise. Drink now through 2025. —T.F."

Dec 20th, 2018
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Washington Wine Blog Top 100 of 2018: #50: 2015 Esprit de Tablas

We are always proud to have one of our wines appear in a year-end "Top 100" list, and to have our 2015 Esprit de Tablas (94 points) represent Paso Robles at #50. Thank you to Owen Bargreen and his Washington Wine Blog!

Dec 20th, 2018
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Jeb Dunnuck: 23 Wines 90+ points;

We were excited to read Jeb Dunnuck's annual reviews of our wines, focusing on the 2016 and 2017 vintages. 23 wines received 90+ points, and he notes that Tablas Creek makes "beautiful wine[s] that age incredibly well".

Highlights from current releases included the 2016 Esprit de Tablas (93 points), 2016 Esprit de Tablas Blanc (93 points), and 2015 Panoplie (95 points). Upcoming releases included 2017 Mourvedre (91-94 points), 2017 Esprit de Tablas (93-95 points), and 2016 Panoplie (96 points).

We have compiled Jeb's Tablas Creek reviews together here. You can read his extended commentary on Paso Robles at

Dec 13th, 2018
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Tablas Creek Holiday 2018 Newsletter

We have published our Holiday 2018 VINformer Newsletter. Some of what's inside:

  • Robert Haas, in Memoriam
  • 2018 Harvest Report
  • December is must! charities Month
  • Focus Varietal: Grenache Noir
  • A Newly Updated Vintage Chart
  • Recent Press, including "Top 100" for Patelin Rose and several 95+ wines from Vinous
  • 2018 Holiday Gift Giving Options
  • A first look at 2019 Events
  • Getting to know Jordan Lonborg, Viticulturist
Nov 26th, 2018
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Holiday Gift Ideas from Tablas Creek

At Tablas Creek, we want to help you celebrate the holiday season in style. We have several ways in which you can give the gift of Tablas Creek, including five special holiday gift packages (on which we include no-charge shipping to any of the 41 states we can ship to), Tablas Creek gift cards, gift VINsider memberships and more.

Holiday gift packs are only available through December 31st; for pre-Christmas delivery using our standard shipping we needed to receive your order by the morning of Tuesday, December 18th. But we still have options to get your wine to your desired recipient; please contact us to discuss.

Nov 26th, 2018
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Wine Spectator: 9 Winter Whites from California

From the article, which features three Tablas Creek whites, all rated 90+ points:

"California's Rhône-style whites are increasingly diverse, offering a variety of food-friendly styles. Wines from grapes like Viognier, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne are known for their intense fruit flavors and heady aromas. This selection from across the state shows what this exciting category has to offer.

Vintner Robert Haas, who passed away earlier this year, helped put Rhône grapes on the map in California when he cofounded Tablas Creek in Paso Robles with the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel. The winery tops today's list with a trio of outstanding wines, including the 92-point supple and elegant Côtes de Tablas Blanc..."

Nov 26th, 2018
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Vine Pair, "The 50 Best Wines of 2018": #5: 2015 Esprit de Tablas Blanc

"#5: Esprit de Tablas Blanc

An esteemed Paso Robles winery, Tablas Creek Vineyard was formed as a joint venture between the southern Rhône’s Perrin family (of Château de Beaucastel fame), and Robert Haas, the founder of wine importer Vineyard Brands. The plot features original vine cuttings from France, with Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, and Picpoul Blanc making up the 2015 Esprit de Tablas Blanc blend. The wine has an opulent mouthfeel and expressive nose with freshly cut green apples, dried salted nuts, and golden honey notes. The palate is equally rich, with a faint saline backbone and persisting finish. This is what happens when you combine quality growing techniques with experienced blending."

Oct 24th, 2018
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Wine & Spirits "Top 100 Wines of 2018": 2017 Patelin de Tablas Rosé

We are excited to announce that for the first time, one of our rosés has made it into a year-end "Top 100" list. Thank you, Wine & Spirits Magazine, for recognizing the 2017 Patelin de Tablas Rosé as "fragrant, smooth, and gracious, it's a rose that feels complete on its own, and completely integrated."