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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.
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 8th, 2023
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Bloomberg: The Buzziest California Wine Region Isn’t Napa or Sonoma

In a new piece by writer Elin McCoy, Bloomberg declares Paso Robles as "the state’s new winemaking hot spot."

In the article she highlights our 2019 Esprit de Tablas Blanc

Tablas Creek’s reds and whites just keep getting better. Paso’s whites are underrated, and one of my favorites is this winery’s signature white. Powerful and rich, it boasts tropical fruit flavors and a gorgeous silky texture.
Apr 25th, 2023
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2021 Counoise on the Paso Wine Blog

We were happy to see our 2021 Counoise make Paso Wine's list of "Chillable Red Wines to Beat the Heat". We couldn't agree more!

Mar 17th, 2023
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Jason Haas on KCBX's "Issues and Ideas"

We're proud to have a conversation our Jason Haas had with KCBX FM's Benjamin Purper -- focused primarily on our work on dry-farming and regenerative viticulture -- be turned into the final piece of his five-part series "In the Vines" examining the long-term prospects for the Paso Robles wine community. We really do believe it is how wine sets itself up for a sustainable future! If you missed it on this week's "Issues and Ideas" broadcast, you can listen below.

Mar 9th, 2023
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San Francisco Chronicle: 7 of the best wineries in California’s most experimental wine region: Paso Robles

In a new article focusing on Paso Robles, the San Francisco Chronicle's Jess Lander hones in on what makes our region so appealing: experimentation is baked into its DNA. From her intro:

Napa Valley is for Cabernet’s biggest collectors. Sonoma is for lovers of Pinot and Chardonnay. But Paso Robles (San Luis Obispo County) is where wine drinkers go to discover something new.

In her article, she highlights seven wineries (including Tablas Creek) whose work epitomizes the region.

Nov 4th, 2022
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In a new highlight, the editors of make the case for the value of Paso Robles red wines: "For savvy consumers who pinch pennies to keep their everyday wine stocks up, Paso Robles is one region that truly delivers on value and diversity." Included in this review is our 2021 Patelin de Tablas, of which they say:

for a lighter and crunchier style, Tablas Creek Vineyard’s unassuming Rhone blend of syrah, grenache, mourvedre and a splash of counoise delivers immense drinkability with its brambly red berry fruit
Oct 12th, 2022
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KCBX Public Radio: How regenerative farming could help the Paso Robles wine industry reach sustainability

In the final entry of his five-part series In the Vines, KCBX's News Director Benjamin Purper explores Tablas Creek's commitment to regenerative farming as a possible model for the Paso Robles wine community as we enter a warmer, drier future. From his conclusion:

The shadows cast by rising housing costs, farm labor scarcity, drought and climate change are, in some areas of Paso Robles, being challenged by the thinking and practices of concerned businesses like Tablas Creek.

As Jason Haas says, when you plant a grapevine, you hope it lives a hundred years.
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