We are pleased to announce the national release of our newly rechristened flagship blends: 2011 Esprit de Tablas and 2011 Esprit de Tablas Blanc. The wines show intensity from a tiny, frost-reduced crop and freshness from the cool 2011 growing season. Both received 93 point ratings in the Wine Advocate, and the comments:
"the 2011 Esprit de Tablas Blanc offers up a beautifully clear, detailed and balanced profile with plenty of white peach, orange rind, buttered toast, cream and hints of hazelnut all emerging from the glass. Medium-bodied, silky and polished on the palate, with excellent acidity and freshness, this beauty can be consumed now, or cellared for a decade."
"the 2011 Esprit de Tablas has a core of sweet black raspberry and cassis that is cut by more savory, meaty nuances, pepper and spice. Medium to full-bodied, rich and beautifully textured, with ripe tannin, it’s a more streamlined, fresh version of the cuvée that relies more on elegance and complexity than sheer depth and richness. It will have 10-12 years of longevity."
If you are interested in why we changed the names of our flagship wines, we invite you to read our blog post Stepping out of Beaucastel's shadow.
We were excited to see our newest reviews from Jeb Dunnuck in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, which called us "a reference point for Paso Robles" and included thirty different wines with 90+ point ratings. Some highlights:
You can also read our ongoing reports on the 2013 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.
The Tablas Creek tasting room will be open exclusively for our VINsider Club Members to celebrate our Spring VINsider Wine Club shipment Sunday, April 13th. VINsiders are invited to come to one of four sessions (10:30am, noon, 1:30pm or 3:00pm) at which we'll taste the wines in the recent shipment paired with small bites prepared by Chef Jeff Scott. Read More »
The Rhone Rangers organization will make its second annual Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, April 5, 2014 to recognize Robert Haas, Partner and Founder, Tablas Creek Vineyard. Read More»
March 3, 2014
Since last Wednesday, we've received 5.71 inches of glorious rain. It was nicely spread out, starting with two inches the first day, followed by thirteen hundredths the next, then another two inches Friday, another inch Saturday, and finally a half-inch yesterday. More »