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..."