Date(s) - 03/29/2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Corked Presents Tablas Creek Wine Tasting: Taste 8 wines from Tablas Creek with the amazing story teller Jason Haas
Where: 132 Old McHenry Road
$35.00 per person (pay day of at corked)
When: Wednesday March 29th at 6pm
Do you wish you could travel to the Rhone valley in France or even Paso Robles in California? Well if you can’t plan a last minute trip — we are bringing it to you! We will have an open house wine tasting with Jason Haas telling stories and talking about the amazing wines. We will have 8 different wines from Tablas Creek to taste and experience.
Tablas Creek is a pioneer of California’s Rhone movement. Founded in 1989, it is the culmination of a friendship between two of the international wine community’s leading families dating back to 1967: the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel and the Haas family of Vineyard Brands.
After a four-year search, the partners chose Paso Robles, California, for its many similarities to the southern Rhone, and began the lengthy process of importing vine cuttings, building a grapevine nursery, and creating an estate vineyard from scratch. To ensure that the vines at Tablas Creek were of the highest quality and same genetic source of those at Beaucastel, the partners imported vinifera from the French estate. Several clones each of Mourvédre, Grenache Noir, Syrah, Counoise, Roussanne, Viognier, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc and Picpoul Blanc were imported, as well as a variety of rootstocks. This diversity allows Tablas Creek to replicate the clonal selection of an established French vineyard.
Tablas Creek Vineyard follows the centuries-old Châteauneuf-du-Pape tradition of blending, to produce wines that balance richness and elegance, while ensuring complexity, freshness, and minerality. Winemaking techniques, including dry farming, native yeast fermentation, and the use of large, neutral French oak foudres for aging allow our wines to reflect authentically the grapes, place and vintage from which they come.
Red wines, comprising about 50% of the vineyard’s production, are made principally from Mourvèdre, Grenache Noir, Syrah, and Counoise, with other red varieties playing smaller roles. White wines, comprising about 35% of production, are based on Roussanne, Viognier, Marsanne, and Grenache Blanc, again with additional white varieties in supporting roles. Two rosés, one based on Grenache and the other on Mourvèdre, account for the final 15% of production.
We are so excited Jason is coming to Corked and Chicago. Jason is a legend when it comes to Rhone varietals and to have Jason represent the vineyard started by The Haas Family and Château Beaucastel is truly an honor and a treat for all that can attend.
The cost will be $35.00 per person and will include some small bites from our new Chef at Corked.
Please sign up today as spots are limited!
We are excited to have Jason Haas and the amazing wines from Tablas Creek!