We were honored and humbled to learn that The Daily Meal placed Tablas Creek at #1 on its list of 101 Best Wineries in America for 2015 among an impressive collection of exemplary producers. They called us "a leader in the use of Rhône varietals in the Paso Robles region, a leader in the fight for approval of 11 sub-districts in the area, and a leader in advancing sustainable and biodynamic vineyard practices". Wineries were selected based on input from a panel of sommeliers, wine writers, chefs and restaurateurs for "what gets put into the bottle" but also considering factors such as innovation, leadership in their region, and value. Full list of recent press »
In April, The Rhone Rangers recognized Tablas Creek founder Robert Haas with the 2014 Rhone Rangers Lifetime Achievement Award, given for services to the American Rhone movement. It's just the second-ever lifetime achievement award that the organization has given out. Details »
The awards ceremony featured a wonderful tribute video with reflections on Haas's career from California icons like Paul Draper, Josh Jensen, Gary Eberle and Bob Lindquist. You can watch the video on YouTube »
We were thrilled to receive such good reviews and comments from both Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and Antonio Galloni’s Vinous Media. Jeb Dunnuck, writing in the Wine Advocate, commented that “the 2013s are superb, and the 2014s look even better”. Josh Raynolds, writing in Vinous, gave 25 different wines 90+ ratings, including the 2013 Esprit de Tablas Blanc (91 points; “Smooth...focused”), 2013 En Gobelet (92 points; “shows excellent focus and persistence”), and the 2013 Esprit de Tablas (93 points; "concentrated” with a “strikingly long finish").
You can also read our week-by-week reports on the 2015 harvest in our Harvest Journal, read recent press we've received or our most recent newsletter, or browse an archive of past newsletters. For the newest updates, visit the award-winning Tablas Creek Blog! Finally, we maintain a page on direct shipping news.
Join us! We are busy locally and around the country with seminars, tastings and wine dinners. Read about all of these on our upcoming events page.
Tablas Creek will join the 50 members of the Paso Robles Chapter of the Rhone Rangers for the 2016 Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience. This fun-filled and information-rich day will include a "Rhone Essentials" seminar moderated by Esther Mobley, Wine, Beer & Spirits Writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, a Vintners' Lunch, and the Grand Tasting and Silent Auction. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.
In Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue 220) 15 Tablas wines topped 90 points, including 2014 Esprit de Tablas (93-96), 2013 Panoplie (94-96), and 2014 Panoplie (95-97). Read the review » More press »
February 12, 2016
Each spring and fall, we send out a selection of six wines to the members of our VINsider Wine Club. In many cases, these are wines that only go out to our club. In others, the club gets a first look at a wine that may see a later national release. About 6 weeks before the club shipments will be sent out, we open them all to write the tasting and production notes that will be included in the club shipments... Over recent years, I've given followers of the blog a first look at these notes. Read More »