Tablas Creek Vineyard
Dear Tablas Creek Supporter,

Happy early summer! We  hope you have enjoyed a good spring season. Here, the vines have responded to the late winter rains with amazing growth, and we've been busy blending what looks like an outstanding 2017 vintage, planning our summer events, and enjoying a spectacular wildflower season. For details, read on.
Flowering in our Grenache block.

2018 Vineyard Update

Budbreak gave us the first sign that we were going to see a later start to our growing season.  Flowering, which we saw first evidence of in mid-May but which is still widespread as we get into the second week of June, provided confirmation that we're roughly two weeks later than what we've come to be used to in recent years. 2018's more moderate spring appears to be something of a throwback, more like what we saw in the 2000's than the more extreme vintages in the 2010's. What does this all mean? Jason Haas explores on the blog
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Wine Advocate (May 2018): 26 Tablas Creek Wines 90+ Points; 4 95+ Points

We were excited to read William Kelley's annual reviews of our wines in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. 26 wines received 90+ point scores. Highlights included the 2015 Esprit de Tablas (95+ points), 2017 Dianthus (92 points), and 2016 Cotes de Tablas (92 points). Retrospectives of some older wines were highlighted by the 2005 Esprit de Beaucastel (96 points) and 2006 Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc (95 points). Included with the reviews was a lovely article on the legacy of Robert Haas and the impact of Tablas Creek.
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June Featured Wine: 2017 Vermentino

We have a treat for our monthly wine feature for June: the lively 2017 Vermentino.  This wine has a clean, spicy Vermentino nose of grapefruit pith, citrus leaf, white flowers and sea spray. The palate shows Vermentino's characteristic vibrant acids, with flavors of key lime, nectarine, and an ocean spray note that lingers on the long, clean, bright finish. Wine Advocate gave it 90 points and called it "glossy and pure" while Underground Wineletter called it "one of the greatest under the radar white wines in the world".
Until the end of the month, the wine (normally $27) is $24.50, and just $18.90 to VINsiders. Questions? Contact us at 805.237.1231 x236 or
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Last Chance on Spring 2018 VINsider Club Shipments

As we move into June we're down to our last few dozen spring wine club shipments, which we set aside for new or rejoining members. If these wines (including the sold-out 2015 Tannat and the 95-96 point 2015 Panoplie) appeal to you, consider this a last call.
And, of course, this shipment is just one of the many benefits of VINsider membership, including 20% member savings on all wine purchases, access to member-only wines, twice-annual shipment tasting parties, and free tasting at the winery for you and your guests.
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Blog Feature: Blending the 2017 reds confirms that we're looking at a vintage for the ages

Back in May we finally got a chance to taste all 12 red wines we'll be making from the 2017 vintage. Esprit and Panoplie were rich, lush, and intense, but with good structure and no sense of heaviness. The Mourvedre, Grenache, and Syrah were each powerfully evocative of what we love about each grape: Mourvedre meaty and chocolaty, Grenache juicy and vibrant, and Syrah smoky and spicy. Counoise was ridiculously electric, with masses of purple fruit that in most vintages it only hints at. And, equally important, thanks to the plentiful 2017 harvest, we'll be able to make solid amounts of all our wines. After five drought-impacted years, what a relief. [...continue reading on the Tablas Blog]
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New Release: 2017 Picpoul Blanc

In June we typically bottle most of our estate whites from the most recent vintage. Some great stuff will be coming out soon, including our first Marsanne since 2014 and our second-ever Picardan, so stay tuned.
But first, we are excited to announce the release of our 2017 Picpoul Blanc!  Derived from the French "piquer" (to sting), in France the grape is known for its bright acidity, its minerality, and a clean lemony flavor. 
Here, Picpoul also achieves a tropical lushness that compliments the bright acids. This 2017 received 90 points and the comments "an expressive and fruit laden rendition" from the Wine Advocate. At $30 ($24 for VINsiders) it won't last long.
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2019 Mediterranean Cruise

We’re excited to return to the Mediterranean in the summer of 2019 to host a cruise aboard the Oceania ship Sirena. Executive Winemaker Neil Collins will host this 14-day experience that begins June 15th, 2019 with a pre-cruise program in Avignon (including a behind-the-scenes visit to Chateau de Beaucastel and the Perrins' new properties in Gigondas, with a gourmet lunch prepared by Beaucastel’s Michelin-starred chef Laurent Deconick) before embarking in Monte Carlo on June 18th. The cruise will continue down the Italian coast, make stops in Corsica and Sardinia, cross the Mediterranean and proceed up the Spanish coast, disembarking in Barcelona on June 28th.
For details, including pricing, itinerary, and on-board program, visit our travel partner's Web site at Robert Haas' account of our 2015 trip in this blog piece gives deeper insight of what a passenger can expect. We hope that you will join us!
2019 Mediterranean Cruise Details

Summer 2018 Events Around the Country

Not only are we hosting some great events this summer here in Paso Robles, but we'll be participating in events around the country as well! Ranging from coast to coast we will be hosting tastings and wine dinners in places as diverse as Vermont, New Hampshire, Santa Barbara, Ojai, Laguna Beach, Silver Lake, Santa Fe, Washington DC, and Phoenix.  One highlight: we're one of 5 wineries featured in the Smithsonian Museum's 6th Annual Rhone Winemaker Dinner, at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, DC.  Wherever you are, we'd love to raise a glass with you!
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New Event: Tannat Vertical Tasting

August 19th, 10:30-1:30 PM

Each year, we pick one wine to revisit, taste all our library vintages, and then share the highlights with the public. This year, we've decided to turn our focus to Tannat, the Basque grape famous for its dark color, powerful tannins, and tremendous ageworthiness. At this tasting, we will taste eight different vintages of Tannat, from our first-ever 2002 to the newly-bottled 2016, and discuss the wine's development. We'll conclude the event with lunch.
Seats at this unique opportunity are $85 for wine club members and $110 for guests, and the event will be limited to 75 people. We expect the event to sell out. For reservations or more information, please contact us at or 805.237.1231 x236.
Tannat Vertical Tasting Details
And of course, if there's anything that we can do for you from here, please just ask!
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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