In late April we received the International Wine Review's annual rosé report. In it, our 2012 Dianthus tied with a Pinot Noir rosé from Sancerre as the report's top rosé of the 2012 vintage, receiving 92 points and the comments "What makes this wine so good is its pure, fresh and mineral like character combined with good concentration and excellent balance.” We couldn’t be prouder. You can read the full review and see the other wines that made their “Top 20 Rosés of the 2012 Vintage” here.
In the Wine Advocate (8/2012), California reviewer Antonio Galloni reviewed Tablas Creek and awarded 17 wines 90+ point ratings, including:
He concluded that Tablas Creek was a "world class winery that excels as so many things". Read the complete review »
You can also read our reports on the 2012 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.
Join us for the Paso Robles Wine Community's biggest celebration! We'll pour Esprit de Beaucastel at Friday's Reserve Event and a range of new releases at Saturday's Grand Tasting. And all weekend we'll have special wines open at the winery and will be taking tours to visit our herd of sheep, alpacas and donkeys. Sunday 11am to 1:30pm enjoy Chef Jacob Lovejoy's small plates, free with a tasting. Details & more events »
In May, we're featuring our 2011 Cotes de Tablas Blanc at a 10% discount. In 2011, our Viognier crop was cut by 80% due to spring frost, leaving a tiny, intense yield of less than one-half a ton per acre. The resulting wine is rich and tropical, with stone fruits and honey, but at the same time firmly dry, with a very long, saline & mineral finish. Details »
May 15, 2013
Take a look at the seven-line entry of Frank Schoonmaker, America’s foremost wine expert and author in 1964, about terroir. His association, rather than the "somewhereness" the wine exhibits, is more of a taste of dirt, neither elegant nor elevated: "somewhat unpleasant, common, persistent”. My, how things have changed. More »