In their annual recap of California Rhones (subscription required), the Wine Spectator was pleased by what it found ("California Rhônes hit quality highs as styles coalesce around regions and grapes").
We were thrilled to see two of our whites tied for the highest score awarded within the category in the last year. The 93 received by our 2014 Roussanne, was the highest score ever given by Wine Spectator to the grape, while the 2015 Patelin de Tablas Blanc received an equal score, a "smart buy" designation, and the comments "This vibrant and mouthwatering white shows green apple, Meyer lemon and dried pineapple favors that are fresh and juicy". More recent press »
We were honored to learn that The Daily Meal placed Tablas Creek at #2 on its list of 101 Best Wineries in America for 2016 among an impressive collection of iconic producers. They said "sustainable agriculture practices and traditional winemaking have established them as a role model for Rhône varietals [in California] and the wines are consistently excellent."
This January, we learned that the members of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance voted Tablas Creek Partner & General Manager Jason Haas the 2015 Paso Robles Wine Industry Person of the Year for his "outstanding contributions toward the success of the Paso Robles wine industry". His father, Tablas Creek founder Robert Haas, wrote an appreciation on our blog.
Last April, The Rhone Rangers recognized Robert Haas with the 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 » Video tribute from other California icons »
You can also read our week-by-week reports on the 2016 harvest in our Harvest Journal, read recent press we've received or browse an archive of our 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.
Aug 27th, 2017, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
One of the highlights of our year is the day when we taste back through all the back vintages of the red Esprit de Beaucastel/Tablas. (We’ve written up the results of these tastings for our blog most recently in 2014) We are excited to open up this opportunity to our fans. Taste eight vintages of Esprit de Beaucastel and Esprit de Tablas, from our first-ever 2000 to our newly-bottled 2015, and discuss the wine's development over time. We'll conclude the event with a lunch, during which we'll share another recent Esprit vintage.
Seats at this unique opportunity are $80 for VINsiders and $105 for guests, and the event will be limited to 75 people. To reserve, contact our events team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805.237.1231 x236.
In Antonio Galloni's Vinous (Sept. 2016) 28 Tablas wines topped 90 points, including 2014 Esprit Blanc (93), 2013 Panoplie (95), 2014 Patelin de Tablas (91) and 2014 En Gobelet (93). Read the review » More press »
June 15, 2017
By Jordan Lonborg
As of now I am sure you are all aware of the phenomenal winter we experienced in California. The snow pack in the Sierras is record setting. Lakes and reservoirs are at capacity in the northern two-thirds of the state. Mammoth Mountain is expecting to be open through July (and possibly the entire year). Lastly, our beloved Senior Assistant Winemaker, Chelsea Franchi, will reach her personal goal of skiing 40 days this season (you read that right) even as a weekend warrior. Read More »