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Sep 19th, 2023
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Food & Wine Magazine Includes 2020 Esprit de Tablas Blanc in "10 White Wines Our Editors Are Drinking This Fall"

In a new article, Brian Freedman chooses 10 white wines that he recommends for autumn drinking because they are "texturally richer, or more concentrated, or exhibit the kinds of flavors that evoke this season with such flair. You should drink them throughout the year, of course, but right now, they’re particularly perfect." One of the wines is our 2020 Esprit de Tablas Blanc, about which he says:

This is the top white wine from highly respected Paso Robles-based producer Tablas Creek, and brings together less commonly seen grapes like Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Picpoul Blanc, Bourboulenc, Clairette Blanche, and Picardan. That blend evokes both its inspiration in the Rhône Valley and its home in the Adelaide District of Paso Robles with richness, energy, and length to boot. Dried pineapples and honeycomb notes join almonds, white figs, and tres leches in a wine that is perfectly suited to autumn.
Sep 8th, 2023
Decanter Reviews

Decanter Reviews Tablas Creek: 5 Different Wines 93-94 Points

We are proud to share five new reviews that we received from the venerable Decanter Magazine, each wine receiving 93 or 94 points. They included the 2021 Esprit Blanc (94; "serious and seriously delicious"), the 2022 Patelin Rosé (93; "fresh and zesty"), the 2021 Cotes de Tablas (94; "such a brilliant bottle"), the 2021 Grenache (93; "vivid"), and the 2022 Patelin Blanc (93; "delicious").

If you're not aware of Decanter dramatic expansion of its coverage of American wine, it's exciting. For more, see the Instagram Live conversation Jason recently had with Decanter's US Editor Clive Pursehouse.

Aug 25th, 2023
Decanter Rosé Collage

Decanter: US rosé to beat the summer heat

In a new online feature, Decanter's US Editor Clive Pursehouse highlights 20 top American rosés, including both our 2022 Patelin de Tablas Rosé (93 points) and our 2022 Dianthus (91 points) in his top picks. From his review of the Patelin Rosé:

A delicious pale pink rosé from the Paso Robles icons Tablas Creek. This blend is interesting, with Grenache leading the way, followed by Mourvèdre, Counoise and a surprising Vermentino ... The wine is fresh and zesty. It will drink well alone but has enough spine to be paired with grilled foods for the rest of the summer. Aromas of rhubarb, dandelion greens and cranberry, a lively palate with cut strawberries, crushed chalk, and a zippy finish marked by savoury green herbs.
Aug 4th, 2023
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Owen Bargreen reviews Tablas Creek: "amongst the finest Rhone inspired wines that you will taste in North America"

We were excited to read Owen Bargreen's new reviews of six of our newest releases. All received between 91 and 96 points. From his introduction:

"I loved the new 2022 Tablas Creek ‘Dianthus’ Rose (OB, 94) which is deep and beautifully textured stuff, with serious weight. Even better is the world-class 2021 Tablas Creek ‘Espirit Blanc de Tablas’ White Wine (OB, 96) which is amongst the finest Rhone inspired wines that you will taste in North America. The flavor complexity is just gorgeous here."
Jul 20th, 2023
Robb Report Esprit Blanc Review

Robb Report: The 9 Most Refreshing White Wines to Drink This Summer

Our 2020 Esprit de Tablas Blanc made Robb Report's list of "Most Refreshing White Wines". Their tasting notes:

It is golden straw colored with aromas of green apple, Bartlett pear, and freshly ground allspice. It has flavors of apple compote, lemon curd, and just a touch of oak with great texture and balanced acidity.
Jul 10th, 2023
Tablas Creek Roussanne vine in Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator: 10 Alluring California Rhône-Style Wines Up to 92 Points

Our 2022 Patelin de Tablas Blanc received 91 points from Wine Spectator in this article highlighting California Rhone-style wines. From their review:

Sleek yet generous, with fragrant honeydew, orange blossom and nectarine flavors that finish on a dry but succulent accent. Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Marsanne, Vermentino, Roussanne, Picpoul Blanc and Bourboulenc. Drink now. 4,080 cases made.—T.F.
May 23rd, 2023
Eric Guido Vinous Image (May 2023): 29 Wines up to 98 Points

We were excited to read Eric Guido's annual reviews of our wines on, focusing on the 2021 vintage and a selection from 2022. All 29 wines received 90+ points, with scores as high as 96-98.

Highlights from current releases included the 2021 Cotes de Tablas (93 points), 2021 Counoise (93 points), and 2022 Dianthus (92 points). Upcoming releases included 2021 Esprit de Tablas (95-97 points), 2021 Esprit de Tablas Blanc (94 points), 2021 Le Complice (94-96 points), and 2021 Panoplie (96-98 points).

You can read his extended article "Paso Robles: Boundless Diversity" at (Subscription required)

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