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Feb 21st, 2020
Tiny Footprints Green Bottles

Tiny Footprints: How Wine and Beer Bottles Are Going Green

There's a great piece in Spirited Magazine (which includes a conversation with our Jason Haas) on how progressive wineries and breweries are looking at packaging to reduce our environmental footprint. Going to lighter bottles is just a part of what we've done.

Feb 21st, 2020
Jason And Bob Grapecollective

Paso Robles: A Wine Community Like No Other

Lisa Denning wrote an excellent new Grape Collective piece on Paso Robles. Not only does she feature Tablas Creek and some of our favorite neighbors, she got the spirit of community and experimentation that makes Paso special.

Feb 21st, 2020
Wine Enthusiast Cellar Selections Photo

Tablas Creek 2017 Esprit de Tablas Red (Adelaida District) - 94 Points

The 2017 Esprit de Tablas received 94 points and a beautiful description (and was named a "Cellar Selection") from Mett Kettmenn at Wine Enthusiast.

Feb 21st, 2020
Wine Spectator 9 Rhones

9 Remarkable California Rhônes at 90+ Points

It's always fun to see one of our wines in WineSpectator's periodic "best of recent tastings" lists. This one on "9 Remarkable California Rhones" includes our Cotes Blanc ("Crisp and focused, balancing fleshy apricot, melon and nectarine flavors")

Feb 14th, 2020
Wine Nerd Graph On Wine Aging By Type

Hold it or Drink it: What does the data say about aging wine?

In this very cool article, writer Rachel Woods took 32 of the vintage charts we maintain to help fans of Tablas Creek drink their wine at optimum times and ran data analysis to figure out what you can conclude about aging wine. Her article for her site The Wine Nerd has all her conclusions.

Feb 4th, 2020
Josh Raynolds

Vinous.com (Feb. 2020): 36 Wines 90+ Points

We were excited to read Josh Raynolds' annual reviews of our wines on Vinous.com, focusing on the 2017 and 2018 vintages. All 36 wines he tasted received 90+ points, with 24 receiving scores of 93 or higher.

Highlights from current releases included the 2017 Esprit de Tablas (93-94 points), 2017 Esprit de Tablas Blanc (94 points), 2017 Full Circle (94 points), 2018 Grenache Blanc (93 points), and 2016 Panoplie (95 points). Upcoming releases included 2017 Le Complice (94 points), 2018 Esprit de Tablas Blanc (94-95 points), and 2018 Panoplie (94-96 points).

We have compiled Josh's Tablas Creek reviews together here. You can read his extended article "Paso Robles Can't Stop Winning" at vinous.com.

Jan 31st, 2020
2017 Cotes De Tablas For Food Wine

Food&Wine: The 15 Central Coast California Wines to Drink If You Want to Be an Expert

We love seeing Food & Wine Magazine focus on the Central Coast. In this article, author Jonathan Cristaldi includes our 2017 Cotes de Tablas on his list of 15 can't-miss bottles, along with some of our favorite friends and neighbors.

His description of the Cotes ("Ripe boysenberry, tart cherry, and raspberry fruit is underscored by firm tannins, with hints of leather, tobacco, cedar and marvelous earthy notes like walking through the forest after a rain") is pretty great too!

Jan 27th, 2020
Neil Collins Tablas Creek Winemaker

Congratulations to Winemaker Neil Collins, 2019 Paso Robles Wine Country Wine Industry Person of the Year

On Thursday, January 23rd, in front of 180+ members of our great community, we celebrated our Winemaker of 23 years, Neil Collins. Neil was named 2019 Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance Wine Industry Person of the Year for his groundbreaking work here at Tablas Creek, and at his own Lone Madrone Winery and Bristol's Cider House.

Highlights included an introductory speech from industry legend (and the guy who gave Neil his first job in the business) Ken Volk and recognition from our local representatives, including Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin.

We're still on cloud nine. Thank you to everyone who helped us get where we are, came to celebrate with us, and reached out to congratulate Neil.