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2018 Harvest Imminent!

Although we haven't started harvesting yet -- 2018's alternating hot and cool stretches have delayed us roughly 10 days compared to recent years -- it's imminent. If you'd like to see what things look like and hear what we're thinking, our blog's harvest journal is the place for you, with four entries already.
We will of course also be sharing photos and quick updates as harvest happens on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. 
Our quick thoughts, as of late August: we're looking at lighter yields than 2017, due to a combination of less rainfall and some crop loss from six weeks of very hot weather in July and early August. But the recent cool weather is ideal, and quality looks high. We'll see! 
2018 Harvest Journal
Fall 2018 Classic Shipment Fall 2018 Red-Only VINsider Shipment Fall 2018 White-Only VINsider Shipment

2018 Fall VINsider Shipments Coming Soon

We'll send out Fall 2018 VINsider Wine Club shipments next month. These are highlighted by the 2016 Esprit de Tablas (92-94 WA, 93-95 Vinous) and 2016 Esprit de Tablas Blanc (93+ WA, 93-94 Vinous). The classic (mixed) shipment also includes a library Esprit de Tablas, the club exclusive 2016 En Gobelet, from head-trained, dry-farmed vineyard blocks, and two other small-production wines, while the red-only and white only shipments include wines like our 2016 Counoise, 2016 Grenache, 2017 Picpoul Blanc, and 2017 Marsanne. Shipment Details »    
Of course, you get more than the shipment and access to our rarest wines when you become a VINsider. Enjoy 20% member savings (25% on cases) on wine, free tasting for yourself and your guests, members-only events, and discounts on seminars and dinners. VINsider Benefits » 
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Harvest Wine Weekend 

Join us for Paso Robles' annual celebration of harvest!
Friday Night
Kick off the festivities with a five-course dinner Friday night at the Cass House in Cayucos. We'll pair each course with a Tablas Creek wine and make the public debut of our 2016 Esprit de Tablas and 2016 Esprit de Tablas Blanc. Limited seating; $150pp. The dinner menu looks amazing. For tickets click here. Contact Cass House at 805.995.3669 with questions. 
All Weekend
Join us in the tasting room all weekend for a first look at our flagship wines from the 2016 vintage: 2016 Esprit de Tablas and 2016 Esprit de Tablas Blanc. We will also of course have open a range of small-production treats. If you’re interested in an in-depth exploration of the property, tours will run daily at 10:30am and 2:00pm (except Saturday *see below) and reservations are recommended. 
Join us in the cellar at Tablas Creek for a series of interactive harvest cellar tours throughout the day, led by our winemakers. Guests will sample wines in various stages of the winemaking process and learn about the 2018 harvest and winemaking at Tablas Creek. Tours will be offered 10:30, 12:30, and 2:30 (limited to 25 guests per tour; reservations required; to reserve please email  Also, enjoy live music on our patio from noon to 3:00pm.
Harvest Wine Weekend Details

Recent News and Press

As befits the season, it's been the summer of rosé!  Wine & Spirits recently gave our 2017  Patelin de Tablas Rosé 93 points and called it "fragrant, smooth and gracious." Our Mourvédre-based 2017 Dianthus received a trio of outstanding reviews, including 91 points from Jeb Dunnuck, 92 from Vinous, and 92 and the comments "a truly excellent rosé that ranks among the four or five best being produced in California" from Wine Advocate.
If you prefer to listen to your wine education, Master Sommelier Geoff Kruth recorded a recent episode of the excellent GuildSomm podcast (on California Rhones) here at Tablas Creek, and spoke with Jason Haas about the Tablas Creek story. 
More Recent Press

Two New Small-Production Releases 

2016 Mourvedre

If there’s one grape that says “autumn” to us, it’s Mourvèdre. So we were excited to get our newest vintage back in stock -- just in time for cooler weather -- after being out for several months. The 2016 Mourvèdre shows a nose of black currant, leather, game, bittersweet chocolate, and rose petals. On the mouth, it’s nicely balanced between sweet and savory, with plum skin, cocoa powder, leather, baking spices, and an appealing burst of acidity on the finish make it a beautiful companion for dinner with friends or a simple family meal.  

Just 825 cases produced; $40/bottle ($32/bottle for VINsiders). Read more here or order online.  

2017 Viognier

We're also happy to announce the release of our 2017 Viognier, our eighth bottling of the Rhone's best-known white grape. The 2017 Viognier shows a deep, Rhone-like nose of peach syrup, almond brittle, and crushed rock. On the palate, tangy apricot and cream soda flavors, rich texture, and a bright, pithy preserved lemon note on the finish, with the richness and sweet spice undercut by a welcome touch of citrus pith.  It received a 92 point rating in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, who called it a "concentrated and intense wine, with lovely saline sensations".

Just 350 cases produced; limit 6 bottles  per order; $35/bottle ($28/bottle for VINsiders). Read more here or order online.
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What We're Reading: Why drink is the secret to humanity's success

We found the article Why drink is the secret to humanity's success in Financial Times fascinating. We've known for some time that life expectancy, health, and happiness are all correlated with moderate drinking. Why? It appears that the social aspect of this — how you drink, as much as how much — is critical, and that the friendships that result provide much of the health benefit. Cheers to that! 
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PS. We may be coming to you! We have events booked this fall in Boston, Philadelphia, San Luis Obispo, Santa Fe, Chicago, Phoenix, San Diego, Costa Mesa, and Florida, among others. You can stay up to date with all of our upcoming events:
Linnea Frazier
Media and Marketing
Tablas Creek Vineyard
Phone: 805-237-1231 x238
9339 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Phone: 805.237.1231
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