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Jun 1st, 2022
Underground Wine Letter

Underground WineLetter: Spring 2022 Releases from Tablas Creek

John Tilson, founder and author of the venerable Underground Wine Letter, reviewed six of our spring 2022 new releases. His reviews include some of the first for our 2021 Dianthus and 2021 Patelin de Tablas Rosé. Also reviewed are our 2021 Vermentino, 2020 Roussanne, 2020 Patelin de Tablas and 2020 Cotes de Tablas. From John Tilson's introduction:

Without question Tablas Creek Vineyard is making some of the very best and most consistent wines in California that also rank with some of the best wines in the world. If you know the wines this will come as no surprise. If you do not know the wines then what are you waiting for? The new spring releases are stunning
May 4th, 2022
Jason Haas on California Wines

Jason Haas on California Wines Sustainability Video

Our Jason Haas recently appeared on a California Wines UK masterclass video alongside John Williams of Frog's Leap and Steve Matthiasson of Matthiasson Wines promoting organic and regenerative agriculture in California vineyards. Presented by award-winning wine communicator Elaine Chukan Brown, we love the results of the video.

Apr 30th, 2022
Tablas Creek on Anthony Gismondi

Anthony Gismondi: Inteview with Second Generation Proprietor Jason Haas

Anthony Gismondi is one of Canada’s most respected and longest-tenured wine critics. In this conversation, he speaks with our Jason Haas about the new vintage of Esprit de Tablas and Esprit de Tablas Blanc, newly arrived at the British Columbia LCB stores!

Apr 26th, 2022
Owen Bargreen Tablas Creek April2022

Owen Bargreen: A Deep Dive into the 2020 Whites at Tablas Creek

One of the great things about Hospice du Rhone is seeing the amazing writers and somms who come for the event. One was Owen Bargreen, with whom we decided to take a deep dive into our whites and rosés when he visited. The reviews were outstanding, including 94 point ratings for Clairette Blanche, Viognier, and Marsanne, a 95 point rating for Roussanne, and a 96 point rating for Esprit de Tablas Blanc, with the comment:

This sensational southern Rhone style wine blends 46% Roussanne and 28% Grenache Blanc with smaller parts Picpoul, Bourboulenc, Clairette Blanche and Picardin. The aromatic range is off the charts with banana, honeydew melon, salted nuts and shades of kiwi. The thrilling 2020 Tablas Creek ‘Espirit Blanc de Tablas’ White Wine unveils a multitude of working pieces once on the palate, ranging from tropical fruits to melon and stone fruits. Salty and very savory, wait for the minute-long finish! This is hugely complex and also highly delicious Rhone style wine that will easily cellar well for another fifteen years

Check out his full report!

Apr 13th, 2022
Vine Pair eco friendly wineries header

VinePair: 6 Eco-Friendly Wineries to Shop From This Earth Day

We're proud to be one of VinePair's "6 Eco-Friendly Wineries for EarthDay"... wineries who are "actually practicing what they preach and working toward creating a more eco-friendly world". From their section about Tablas Creek:

Renowned Paso Robles, Calif.-based winery Tablas Creek may be best known for its delicious Rhône-style wines, but the winery is also a leader in biodynamic winemaking. Gaining an organic certification in 2003 and using animals rather than chemicals to fertilize its vineyard soils, Tablas Creek received its official biodynamic certification in 2017 and became the country’s first-ever Regenerative Organic Certified™ vineyard in 2020.
Apr 7th, 2022
X Chateau Wine in Box Episode

XChateau Podcast: Boxing for the Environment

In a second episode he recorded with hosts Robert Vernick and Peter Leung of the XChateau podcast, our Jason Haas dove into our recent foray into making our first box wine, and more broadly into the prospects, challenges, and rewards of alternative packaging.

Apr 5th, 2022
SOMM Journal Paso Article April 2022

SOMM Journal: "A trip to Paso is, in my opinion, incomplete without a stop at Tablas Creek"

In his regular column for SOMM Journal, Contributing Editor Wes Hagen visits Tablas Creek on a quick trip to Paso Robles, and writes up his highlights. Among the nice things he said:

Tablas Creek produces wines that speak of the California sunshine; extraordinary care of the land in the form of cutting-edge viticulture (its vineyard was the first in the world to receive certification from Regenerative Organic Certified for its stringent farming processes); and a sense of complexity and balance that is, frankly, sometimes lacking in wines from Paso Robles. The tasting experience here is unhurried, warm, and generous; a trip to Paso is, in my opinion, incomplete without a stop at Tablas Creek.

He also includes a lovely review of our 2019 Esprit de Tablas Blanc, which he described as "damn close to perfect without losing its soul".

Mar 24th, 2022
X Chateau Regenerative Farming Episode

XChateau Podcast: Regenerative, the Only Sustainable Farming

In a new episode of the XChateau podcast, hosts Robert Vernick and Peter Leung welcome Jason Haas for a deep dive into regenerative farming.

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