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Jun 22nd, 2023
Wall Street Journal article including Tablas Creek

Wall Street Journal: California Wine Could Get a Boost From a Bad Winter

In a new article in the Wall Street Journal, Suryatapa Bhattacharya discusses the benefits of the winter's storms to wine country. Proprietor discusses how the recent weather patterns will effect our vineyard at Tablas Creek. From the article:

"I will take that trade-off—of having to be closed a few days in the slow season for having enough water to keep the vineyard healthy during the growing season"

Jun 8th, 2023
Decanter Down to Earth

Decanter: "Down to Earth" features producers dedicated to regenerative farming, highlighting Tablas Creek

In a new article in Decanter, Rupert Joy dives into the growing movement within wine toward regenerative farming, and highlights wines from eight producers. From his conclusion:

in a world facing soil degradation and climate crisis, a toolkit that helps viticulture to flourish as a contributing part of a healthy ecosystem, rather than at its expense, while also sequestering carbon and increasing climate resilience, can only be a positive thing

His reviews of our 2017 Esprit de Tablas and 2019 Esprit de Tablas Blanc are below:

Tablas Creek, Esprit Blanc de Tablas, Adelaida District, Paso Robles, California, USA 2019 94
Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Picpoul Blanc and Picardan blend from Tablas Creek’s Regenerative Organic Certified vineyards. A delicate floral nose leads to a rich, mineral mouthful of citrus and honeysuckle with hints of pineapple. Complex, pure and creamy in texture, bright acidity and a lifted, airy quality. Drink 2023-2030 Alc 13%
Tablas Creek, Esprit de Tablas, Adelaida District, Paso Robles, California, USA 2017 95
Rhône blend of Mourvèdre, Grenache, Syrah and Counoise from Tablas Creek’s Regenerative Organic Certified vineyards in Paso Robles. Compelling aromas of cherries and plums. A rich, complex and seductive mouthful of sweet black fruits, herbs and olives. Fresh and lifted with lovely intensity and a long finish. Beautiful wine. Drink 2023-2035 Alc 14.5%
Jun 1st, 2023
Jason Haas in the Tribune

The Tribune: From flooding to drought, here’s how SLO County winemakers are adapting to climate change

Joana Tavares and Mackenzie Shuman highlight Tablas Creek's regenerative vineyard practices as a solution in the third installment of a four-part series exploring how climate change may reshape life in San Luis Obispo County over the next 10 to 50 years. From the article:

We see the benefits of that healthier soil in the grapevine’s resistance to things like droughts and heat spikes and extreme weather events,” Haas said, “and we’ve seen it translate into the grapes that we’re picking, in the wines that we’re making.” Haas noted that by using these methods, he has been able to triple the organic material content in his vineyard’s soil over the past several years from 2% to about 6%. Generally, the more organic material in soil, the healthier it is.
May 31st, 2023
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Decanter: Picpoul makes a splash in America

In a new article from Decanter regarding Picpoul's growing popularity among American winemakers and consumers, Tablas Creek is highlighted for introducing the variety to the United States. From the article:

‘Its ability to retain acids in a warm climate like ours is invaluable and in sync with the broader move in the market toward whites with more freshness and higher acids,’ emphasizes Haas. He adds that the main issue that the Picquepol grape faces is late ripening in France which isn’t a hurdle in California.'
May 26th, 2023
Tim Atkin Podcast

Jason Haas on Tim Atkin MW's Cork Talk Podcast

In a new episode of his podcast Cork Talk, Master of Wine Tim Atkin speaks with our Jason Haas about his personal journey to Tablas Creek, our work pioneering regenerative farming, the development of the Rhone Rangers movement, his excitement about Vaccarese, and lots more.

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)

May 5th, 2023
Decanter on Tablas Creek May 2023 Page 1 Cropped

Decanter on Tablas Creek: "the first name in the sentence, the first search on the wine list, when it comes to domestic Rhône blends -- and now rare, single-variety bottlings"

In a lovely new feature article by Sara Schneider, Decanter Magazine dives into the history, impact, and current state of Tablas Creek. From Sara's conclusion:

Tablas Creek ( is the first name in the sentence, the first search on the wine list, when it comes to domestic Rhône blends -- and now rare, single-variety bottlings. A quarter of a century on, wine styles hover between New World and OId. They've introduced a generation of wine lovers to the earthy beauty of wines that revel in California's unique climate and geology. Wines with a distinct not to the inspiration and character of their Châteauneuf archetypes.
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