News & Press

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 we must receive your order by 11:59pm on Monday, December 17th.

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."

Oct 23rd, 2018
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Underground Wine Letter Reviews - Fall 2018 Releases

Excited to see new reviews from Underground Wine Letter weighing in on our fall release wines, including our new 2016 Esprit de Tablas which he dubbed, "an absolute classic that will be a cellar treasure over the coming decades."

Oct 14th, 2018
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Decanter: 10 Paso Robles Vineyards & Wineries to Visit

Dacanter, the venerable British wine magazine, turns its spotlight to Paso Robles. We're one of author Julie Albin's recommendations: "This area, especially the Adelaida District, charmed winemakers with its maritime terroir of steep slopes and calcareous shale soils that retain moisture like a sponge. This allows some producers such as Tablas Creek Vineyard to dry-farm. Taste its biodynamic Rhône-style wines by walk-in or by booking a tasting experience. A short walk from the tasting room is the original nursery and vineyards where the estate’s herd of sheep and alpacas can be spotted."

Sep 28th, 2018
Josh Raynolds (Sep. 2018): 31 Wines 90+ Points

We were excited to read Josh Raynolds' annual reviews of our wines on, focusing on the 2016 and 2017 vintages. All 31 wines he tasted received 91+ points, and he called Tablas Creek "the iconic Paso Robles producer whose wines continue to set the pace for elegance in the region".  

Highlights from current releases included the 2016 Esprit de Tablas (94-95 points), 2016 En Gobelet (94 points), 2016 Esprit de Tablas Blanc (93 points), 2016 Full Circle (93 points), and 2015 Panoplie (95 points). Upcoming releases included 2017 Esprit de Tablas Blanc (93-94 points), 2017 Esprit de Tablas (93-95 points), and 2017 Panoplie (95-97 points).

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