Tablas Creek is a winery established in 1989, the work of two well-known wine families, Perrin from the Rhône Valley (Château Beaucastel) and the Haas family, which owns one of the most important wine trading companies in the USA.
In Paso Robles, located almost exactly between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the right terroir was found to give a new home to the grape varieties that are common on the southern Rhône. The style is based on traditional Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines, using the usual varieties for white and red wines and aging them in large wooden barrels that do not give off any aroma to the wine. Clones were used, which descended to a not inconsiderable extent from Chateau Beaucastel. They have been certified organic since 2003 and even biodynamic since 2017.
Here are a few comments from recent press releases on Tablas Creek:
Piedmont Post: "Tablas Creek -- America's Finest Producer of Rhone Wines"
James Suckling: Six Tablas Creek Wines Score 91-95 Points
Wine Spectator: 2019 Patelin de Tablas Blanc 93 Points
Wine Enthusiast: Five New Tablas Creek Releases 92, 93 & 94 Points