A nose of licorice and crushed rock, blackberry, soy, and sweet tobacco. On the palate, black raspberry and mineral flavors with a Syrah-driven pancetta-like meaty note. The finish is deep and long, with bright acids, chalky tannins, and a chaparral-like wild herb note that reverts finally back to the licorice note the wine started with. Complex and lingering. Drink now and over the next decade.


The Tablas Creek Vineyard Patelin de Tablas is a Paso Robles take on a classic Rhône blend: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Counoise, and Terret Noir. The wine incorporates fruit from several of the top Rhône vineyards in Paso Robles, each vineyard selected for its quality. Like many red wines from the Rhône Valley, it is based on the dark fruit, mineral and spice of Syrah. To that Syrah, we incorporate the brightness and fresh acidity of Grenache, the structure and meatiness of Mourvèdre, and small additions of Counoise for complexity and Terret Noir for spice.

  • 94 points; “black cherry, bramble, black currant, cocoa, and slate … long and lingering with ripe tannins”: BevX (Oct. 2023)
  • 91 points; “Suave and playful with bright acidity, crunchy fruit and a fresh, fruity finish”: (Oct. 2023)
  • 92 points; “loaded with freshness and savoury flavour”: Decanter (Aug. 2023)



  • Patelin is French slang for “neighborhood”.
  • Sourced from 8-12 Paso Robles Rhone-style vineyards, most planted with cuttings from the Tablas Creek nursery
  • Wines made at Tablas Creek in the same way as our estate wines, using native yeast fermentation and careful blending
  • Patelin de Tablas red is based on Syrah, with additions of Grenache, Mourvedre, and Counoise, aged in 1500-gallon French oak
  • Patelin de Tablas Blanc is based on Grenache Blanc, with additions of Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, and Clairette Blanche, aged in stainless steel
  • Patelin de Tablas Rosé is based on direct-pressed Grenache, with additions of Mourvedre, Counoise, and (sometimes) Syrah, aged in stainless steel

Additional information

Weight 42.4 oz
Dimensions 15 × 5 × 5 in