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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
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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
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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
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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
Nov 30th, 2023
Wine Enthusiast Top 100 of 2023

2021 Esprit de Tablas Blanc: #51 on Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 of 2023

We were excited to learn that our 2021 Esprit de Tablas Blanc was named #51 on Wine Enthusiast's "Top 100 wines of 2023"! This year, Wine Enthusiast editors blind-tasted more than 23,000 bottles and select their Top 100. Their criteria? These were "not simply the highest scoring bottles, nor are they the most expensive—these are wines that opened our reviewers’ eyes and stimulated their imaginations."

Of the 2021 Esprit Blanc, they say:

As the importer of so many Rhône varieties, it's no surprise that Tablas Creek manages blends like few other domestic producers. This combination of 70% Roussanne, 17% Picpoul Blanc, 10% Grenache, 2% Bourboulenc and 1% Clairette Blanche shows clean nectarine and apricot aromas on the nose, with a light nuttiness. The palate's chalky texture offers creamy flavors of cashew milk and apple blossoms.
Nov 17th, 2023
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Decanter: Paso Robles 2021

We were excited to see writer Brianne Cohen's report on Paso Robles' 2021 vintage in their most recent issue. She highlighted Tablas Creek as a Key Producer, our Patelin de Tablas Blanc as a Value Pick, and our Esprit de Tabas Blanc as one of the Wines of the Vintage.

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