Our Wines

Our winemaking balances the traditions we inherit from the Rhone Valley with what we've learned in three decades in Paso Robles. The 15-20 wines we make each year include:

Esprit de Tablas

Our flagship blends, chosen from the cellar's best lots

Modeled consciously on the Chateau de Beaucastel red and white.

  • Selected from the top 15%-20% of the estate grown lots each vintage
  • Aged in 1200-gallon foudres for an extended period to allow the wines to integrate and deepen
  • Both Esprit de Tablas and Esprit de Tablas Blanc will age for two decades or longer
  • Esprit de Tablas (until 2011 Esprit de Beaucastel) red is based on Mourvedre, with additions of the best lots of Grenache, Syrah, and Counoise
  • Esprit de Tablas Blanc (until 2011 Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc) is based on Roussanne, with additions of the best lots of Grenache Blanc and Picpoul
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Cotes de Tablas

Californian takes on Rhone classics

Blended from the Rhone's most famous grapes to be lushly fruity and compelling

  • 100% estate grown fruit
  • Lots chosen for their charm and approachability, ready to drink sooner than our Esprits, yet ageworthy for a decade or more
  • Cotes de Tablas red is based on Grenache, with additions of Syrah, Counoise, and Mourvedre, aged in 1200-gallon French oak foudres
  • Cotes de Tablas Blanc is based on Viognier, with additions of Marsanne, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne, aged in stainless steel
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Patelin de Tablas

Our "neighborhood" wine

Incorporating fruit from some of Paso Robles' top Rhone-style vineyards

  • Patelin is French slang for "neighborhood".
  • Sourced from 8-12 Paso Robles Rhone-style vineyards, most planted with cuttings from the Tablas Creek nursery
  • Wines made at Tablas Creek in the same way as our estate wines, using native yeast fermentation and careful blending
  • Patelin de Tablas red is based on Syrah, with additions of Grenache, Mourvedre, and Counoise, aged in 1500-gallon French oak
  • Patelin de Tablas Blanc is based on Grenache Blanc, with additions of Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, and Clairette Blanche, aged in stainless steel
  • Patelin de Tablas Rosé is based on direct-pressed Grenache, with additions of Mourvedre, Counoise, and (sometimes) Syrah, aged in stainless steel
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Limited Release and Varietal Wines

Unique to each vintage

Most available only to wine club members and/or winery-direct

  • Small production blends include three high-end wine club exclusives: Panoplie, En Gobelet, and (coming in 2019) Le Complice
  • Our unique Mourvedre-based dry rosé Dianthus, made entirely from estate fruit
  • Depending on what the vintage gives us, we bottle two-to-six 100% varietal wines, to showcase the unique character of grapes more often found in blends
  • Exceptional vintages allow us to produce small amounts of Vin de Paille, using a traditional French technique to dry grape clusters on straw and produce compelling sweet wines