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Jan 17th, 2022
Jason Haas in Purely Domestic Wine Report

Purely Domestic Wine Report (Jan. 2022): 18 Wines up to 98 Points

If you're not familiar with Doug Wilder's Purely Domestic Wine Report, and you love American wines, you should check it out. It's unique, combining his dramatic portraits of American winemakers with decades of experience as a domestic wine buyer and reviewer.

In his new publication "Free Run Juice" he published new reviews of 18 different Tablas Creek wines, covering wines out now (including the 98-point 2019 Esprit de Tablas Blanc and the 94 point 2019 Cotes de Tablas) and others that will be released soon (including the 97 point 2019 Panoplie).

Jan 11th, 2022
Tablas Creek Winter view of head trained vines solar panels and flock of sheep

Jason Haas: "Why I Chose Regenerative Organic Certified" for Canopy Magazine

Our Jason Haas was asked to write an article about our choice to pursue Regenerative Organic Certified at Tablas Creek for International Wine Challenge's Canopy Magazine. So he did, by breaking down how it differs from and builds on existing organic, biodynamic and sustainability certifications. We're excited with how turned out.

Nov 29th, 2021
Six wines reviewed by James Suckling

James Suckling: Six Tablas Creek Wines Score 91-95 Points

We were excited to see six new reviews from James Suckling of Tablas Creek releases, which scored from 91 to 95 points. These included the 2020 Grenache Blanc (91 points), the 2019 Mourvedre and 2019 Patelin de Tablas Blanc (both 92 points), the Cotes de Tablas Blanc (93 points), the 2019 Esprit de Tablas (94 points), and the 2019 Esprit de Tablas Blanc (95 points).

Nov 24th, 2021
Forbes roses for thanksgiving 2021

Forbes: Give Thanks to American Rosés

In a new article in Forbes, Lana Bortolot presents a selection of American roses for the Thanksgiving feast, including our Dianthus. Why rosé?

It’s a thoroughly democratic style of wine that deftly dances with most of what’s on the Thanksgiving table, from turkey to cranberry sauce. Here are a few easy picks that will please any palate that comes to your table. For this celebration of the American feast, I stayed stateside.
Nov 23rd, 2021
Bloomberg 9 Thanksgiving Wines for the Planet

Bloomberg: Nine Great Wines for Thanksgiving, Your Family, and the Planet

In a new article for Bloomberg, critic Elin McCoy chooses nine wines for "a planet-friendly version of the feast". From her article:

My nine picks are food-friendly crowd pleasers. One key to their versatility is juicy acidity, that lively zing that gives a wine energy, cuts through heavy, richly textured, snooze-inducing dishes, and refreshes your taste buds so you can go back for seconds and keep talking. They brim with fruit and are low in tannin, alcohol, and oaky flavors from barrel aging. All come from eco-conscious wineries committed to preserving the planet, whether by farming organically and biodynamically, conserving and recycling water, encouraging biodiversity, using solar power, cutting their carbon emissions, or, often, a combination of them all.
Nov 19th, 2021
2019 Esprit Label

Laurie Daniel on Thanksgiving wines: Think bold, lively and domestic

In an article for her blog, veteran wine columnist Laurie Daniel offers some good advice for pairing wines with the Thanksgiving meal:

"No wine is the perfect match for Thanksgiving dinner. There are simply too many flavors in the meal to account for: earthy, savory, salty, tangy, even sweet. So I usually try to find a wine that does a reasonably good job at complementing all those flavors.

For my palate, the best choices are red. But nothing too oaky, tannic or alcoholic. Nor do I open anything too delicate, which would probably be overwhelmed by the food. The wine needs to have plenty of fruit and enough acidity to cut through the richness of the meal."

She then recommends five wines to try with Thanksgiving this year, including our 2019 Esprit de Tablas!

Nov 15th, 2021
Vine Pair thanksgivingwine header

Three of VinePair's "25 Best Wines for Thanksgiving 2021" are Tablas Creek!

From red to white to rose we've always held that Rhone blends make amazing pairings for Thanksgiving dinners. Their diversity of flavors, their balance of sweeter and more savory notes, and their rich textures but (usually) unoaked profile all lend themselves to this most American of meals.

So it was with excitement that we read VinePair's Thanksgiving recommendations for 2021 and found three Tablas Creek wines included!

Nov 8th, 2021
21 Great Reds Holiday Pack

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.

We’re now beyond the time for delivery by Christmas, but if you order by Monday December 27th, your gifts should still arrive before the new year. And if you have a specific requirement just note it in your order and we will do our best!