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Sep 19th, 2023
Food Wine Whites for Fall

Food & Wine Magazine Includes 2020 Esprit de Tablas Blanc in "10 White Wines Our Editors Are Drinking This Fall"

In a new article, Brian Freedman chooses 10 white wines that he recommends for autumn drinking because they are "texturally richer, or more concentrated, or exhibit the kinds of flavors that evoke this season with such flair. You should drink them throughout the year, of course, but right now, they’re particularly perfect." One of the wines is our 2020 Esprit de Tablas Blanc, about which he says:

This is the top white wine from highly respected Paso Robles-based producer Tablas Creek, and brings together less commonly seen grapes like Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Picpoul Blanc, Bourboulenc, Clairette Blanche, and Picardan. That blend evokes both its inspiration in the Rhône Valley and its home in the Adelaide District of Paso Robles with richness, energy, and length to boot. Dried pineapples and honeycomb notes join almonds, white figs, and tres leches in a wine that is perfectly suited to autumn.
Sep 8th, 2023
Decanter Reviews

Decanter Reviews Tablas Creek: 5 Different Wines 93-94 Points

We are proud to share five new reviews that we received from the venerable Decanter Magazine, each wine receiving 93 or 94 points. They included the 2021 Esprit Blanc (94; "serious and seriously delicious"), the 2022 Patelin Rosé (93; "fresh and zesty"), the 2021 Cotes de Tablas (94; "such a brilliant bottle"), the 2021 Grenache (93; "vivid"), and the 2022 Patelin Blanc (93; "delicious").

If you're not aware of Decanter dramatic expansion of its coverage of American wine, it's exciting. For more, see the Instagram Live conversation Jason recently had with Decanter's US Editor Clive Pursehouse.

Sep 1st, 2023
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Jason Haas and RH Drexel on Where Wine Takes You Podcast

Our Proprietor Jason Haas joined writer RH Drexel and host Adam Montiel for a new episode of the Paso Robles Wine Country podcast, Where Wine Takes You. The focus of their conversation was the art of communicating love, knowledge, and education about wine through the written word.

Find it wherever you get your podcasts, or listen direct below.

Aug 25th, 2023
Decanter Rosé Collage

Decanter: US rosé to beat the summer heat

In a new online feature, Decanter's US Editor Clive Pursehouse highlights 20 top American rosés, including both our 2022 Patelin de Tablas Rosé (93 points) and our 2022 Dianthus (91 points) in his top picks. From his review of the Patelin Rosé:

A delicious pale pink rosé from the Paso Robles icons Tablas Creek. This blend is interesting, with Grenache leading the way, followed by Mourvèdre, Counoise and a surprising Vermentino ... The wine is fresh and zesty. It will drink well alone but has enough spine to be paired with grilled foods for the rest of the summer. Aromas of rhubarb, dandelion greens and cranberry, a lively palate with cut strawberries, crushed chalk, and a zippy finish marked by savoury green herbs.
Aug 24th, 2023
Exploring the Wine Glass

Proprietor Jason Haas on Exploring the Wine Glass Podcast

Our Proprietor Jason Haas recently joined host Lori Budd on her popular Exploring the Wine Glass podcast. They talked Paso Robles, Regenerative Farming, and lots more, and tasted three of our white wines: 2022 Grenache Blanc, 2021 Roussanne and 2021 Esprit de Tablas Blanc!

Find it wherever you get your podcasts, or listen direct below.

Aug 22nd, 2023
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Jason Haas featured in American Fruit Grower Magazine

In a new cover feature, Editor Dave Eddy profiles our proprietor Jason Haas, focusing on why we believe that working together with other producers makes good business sense. From his article:

They freely share information with their neighboring wine grape growers because Haas believes that though it may sound counterintuitive, their neighbors aren’t their competitors.

“We are an open book here, anything that we do that helps other people grow grapes in a less resource-intensive way, we’re happy to share,” he says. “The nice thing about wine is that it’s not a zero-sum industry. A neighbor who makes great ‘Syrah’ doesn’t make customers less likely to buy our ‘Syrah’, it makes them more likely.”
Aug 4th, 2023
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Owen Bargreen reviews Tablas Creek: "amongst the finest Rhone inspired wines that you will taste in North America"

We were excited to read Owen Bargreen's new reviews of six of our newest releases. All received between 91 and 96 points. From his introduction:

"I loved the new 2022 Tablas Creek ‘Dianthus’ Rose (OB, 94) which is deep and beautifully textured stuff, with serious weight. Even better is the world-class 2021 Tablas Creek ‘Espirit Blanc de Tablas’ White Wine (OB, 96) which is amongst the finest Rhone inspired wines that you will taste in North America. The flavor complexity is just gorgeous here."
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