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Feb 15th, 2024
Rainbow over Tablas Creek

Decanter reports on rain in California wine country

Decanter's US Editor Clive Pursehouse speaks to our Jason Haas as a part of his report on the impact of the recent rains on California's wine country, and included photos taken during and after the rain by Director of Winemaking Neil Collins. From Jason's report:

‘The rains here were nothing but good news,’ Haas said. ‘We got about 15cm spread over a week, and that pushes us up to about 45cm for the year. That’s about 125% of normal for this date. It’s late enough in the winter season that the cover crops are very well established, and there was no erosion or any negative impacts whatsoever.’
Feb 15th, 2024
Owen Bargreen Esprit Vertical Feb2024

Esprit de Tablas Vertical Tasting on

On a recent visit to Tablas Creek, we shared a mini-vertical tasting of our Esprit de Beaucastel and Esprit de Tablas red with reviewer Owen Bargreen. This vertical tasting spanned six bottles over 20 years, starting with our first-ever 2000 and finishing with the 2020. In a recent report, Owen had this to say about the experience:

Originally named ‘Esprit de Beaucastel’ for their partnership with Chateau de Beaucastel, the name was switched more than a decade ago to ‘Esprit de Tablas’ reflecting that this is a tour de force, stand alone wine from Paso Robles. The ‘Esprit’ has become one of the quintessential California Rhone-inspired wines — and wine that consistently over-delivers for the price and deftly captures the art of blending almost unlike any other red wine in its state.
Feb 6th, 2024
Wine Spectator California Rhone Style Reds

Wine Spectator: California Rhone-Style Reds

We were happy to see our 2021 Patelin de Tablas red in Tim Fish's list of "Smart Buys in California Rhone-Style Reds" for his piece in Wine Spectator. From the article:

[Tablas Creek's] Patelin de Tablas Paso Robles 2021 is a great place to start... for the category as a whole."
Dec 29th, 2023
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Robert Parker Wine Advocate (December 2023): 28 Tablas Creek Wines Up To 95 Points

We were excited to read Erin Brooks' annual reviews of our 2022 and 2021 vintage wines in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. Highlights of the whites currently in bottle included the 2022 Patelin de Tablas Blanc (94 points), 2022 Marsanne (92 points), and 2021 Esprit de Tablas Blanc (95 points). Red wines reviewed that will be released in 2023 included the 2022 Esprit de Tablas (93-95 points), 2022 Le Complice (92-94 points), and 2022 Panoplie (93-95 points). Her article on the region [subscription required] is available now.

Dec 29th, 2023
Tablas Creek Patelin Blanc in Bloomberg 2023

Bloomberg: The Year’s 50 Best Wines Under $50, From an Expert Who Tasted 3,243

We were happy to see our 2022 Patelin de Tablas Blanc appeared in writer Elin McCoy's list of her 50 best wines under $50. Our wine made it into the "Whites Fit for a Grand Dinner” section. From the article:

This blend of seven white varieties is perfectly balanced, floral and luscious with honeydew aromas an vivid acidity. - Elin McCoy (Dec. 2023)
Dec 18th, 2023
Owen Bargreen Summer 2023 wines

2021 Esprit de Tablas Blanc: #11 Wine of 2023 (Owen Bargreen)

In his annual "Top 100 Wines of the Year" post, Dr. Owen Bargreen included the 2021 Esprit de Tablas Blanc:

The beautiful 2021 Esprit Blanc de Tablas, is another world-class release of this wine. This edition has considerably more Roussanne (70%) than the 2020 bottling. This varietal is really shining brightly here, with its hedonistic bent and plenty of body. Wet gravel notes combine with ripe cantaloupe, juicy peach and suggestions of salted Brazil nuts. With a refined texture, wait for the near minute-long finish. Astonishingly good in its youth, this beauty will live on for another fifteen plus years to come. Drink 2023-2040 - 96 points
Dec 11th, 2023
TCV 20 Tannat

Men's Journal: Holiday Gifting Guide 2023: The Best Paso Robles Reds

The 2020 Tablas Creek Tannat made Men's Journal's list of "Best Paso Robles Reds"! Writer Matthew Kaner had kind things to say about the region:

The wines have long been incredibly made and coveted by those in the know
Dec 11th, 2023
Must Check Presentation 2022

December is the 11th Must! Charities Month at Tablas Creek: We're Donating $1 from Each Bottle We Sell!

All December, your wine orders help support children and families in need. This is our 11th year participating in this charity program, where we're donating $1 from each bottle we sell online, by phone, or in our tasting room to must! Charities, a local organization founded by members of the Paso Robles wine community that provides funds and organizational support to great organizations in our local community. Read more about must! Charities and why we support them on the blog.

Every purchase helps a great organization make a difference in the Paso Robles community.

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