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Dec 6th, 2014 - 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Offering wine en primeur is a time-honored French tradition most often associated with first-growth Bordeaux estates. In outstanding vintages, valued customers are offered the opportunity to secure a limited quantity of sought-after wines at a special price in advance of bottling and subsequent general release.
On December 6th, all VINsiders are invited to join Tablas Creek's owners and winemakers for our 10th annual barrel tasting and sale en primeur of Tablas Creek's top red wines from the remarkable 2013 vintage. Register for one of two sessions (10:30am or 1:30pm), at which we will taste the 2013 Esprit de Tablas and 2013 Panoplie, discuss the vintage, and enjoy a seasonal dish created to pair with the wines. The $30 cost to attend the event is refundable on any en primeur purchase.
Whether or not they attend the tasting, VINsiders may order futures at the exclusive 30% discount off eventual release price. VINsiders should have received an invitation to the futures tasting and en primeur offering in the mail in early November. If you missed yours, you can download one here. En primeur orders must be received by Monday, December 8th.
Feb 15th, 2015 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tablas Creek will join the 50 members of the Paso Robles Chapter of the Rhone Rangers for the 2015 Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience. This fun-filled and information-rich day will include a "Rhone Essentials" seminar moderated by Matt Kettmann, Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast Magazine, a Vintners' Lunch, and the Grand Tasting and Silent Auction. The day's events will take place at Broken Earth Winery, conveniently located on Highway 46 just east of Paso Robles. Tickets for the seminar and lunch are just $85, and seminar/lunch attendees will receive free entry into the Grand Tasting. Tickets for the Grand Tasting are just $35, and free to qualified trade and media (advance registration is required). For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.
Feb 28th, 2015 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Last year, we began what we hope will be an annual tradition of looking back a decade later at how a broad range of wines have developed. This year, we turn our attention on the 2005 vintage, which was an unusual combination of wet winter (our first after three years of drought), warm summer, and exceptionally long growing season. It produced wines with substantial tannins and lots of fruit: a big, personality-filled vintage which has proven to age in a fascinating way. At this horizontal tasting (horizontal referring to tasting several wines from a single estate made in a single year, vs. vertical, which would imply a tasting of the same wine across several vintages) we'll offer the opportunity to join Tablas Creek's winemaking team to look back at 2005 with the perspective of ten years' time. We'll choose the specific wines in a tasting early in 2015, but to get a sense of what we might find, read our blog piece with notes from last year's tasting of every wine we made in 2004.
$45 for wine club members and $60 for guests and non-members (2 guest maximum). This event is sure to fill up early. To reserve, email email@example.com or call 805.237.1231 x30.
Aug 2nd-9th, 2015
We’re excited to offer a return to the Mediterranean in the summer of 2015. Founders Robert and Barbara Haas will join Winemaker Neil Collins to lead the trip, this time on an intimate river cruise up the Rhone Valley from Avignon to Lyon aboard Uniworld Boutique River Cruises’ new ship, the SS Catherine. The daily shore tours include a behind-the-scenes visit to Chateau de Beaucastel culminating in a gourmet lunch prepared by Beaucastel’s Michelin-starred chef Laurent Deconick. We have exclusive booking rights to this ship until July 2014, and I hope we can have a 100% Tablas Creek group. Cabins start at $4234 per person. For all the details, and to book, visit our travel partners' Web site at foodandwinetrails.com/tablascreek2015 or call Food & Wine Trails at (800) 367-5348. We hope that you will join us!
On December 6th, all VINsiders are invited to join Tablas Creek's owners and winemakers for our 10th annual En Primeur Tasting and Futures Offering. Taste the 2013 Esprit de Tablas and 2013 Panoplie, discuss the vintage, and enjoy a seasonal dish created to pair with the wines. The $30 cost to attend the event is refundable on any en primeur purchase. Register for one of two sessions (10:30am or 1:30pm) More information »
This holiday season, choose from 5 gift packages, all with shipping included in a gift box. We even have an epicurean pack including our organic estate olive oil that we can ship to all 50 states! Details & more gift ideas »
We were thrilled to receive such good reviews from this notoriously tough grader, including the 2012 Esprit de Tablas Blanc (92 points; “impeccably refined”), 2011 Panoplie (94 points; "pure elegance"), 2012 Patelin de Tablas (90 points; “a gorgeous wine and a fabulous value”), and the 2012 Esprit de Tablas (93-95 points; "a fascinating Esprit to follow over the coming years"). Read the complete review » More recent press »
November, 21 2014
Over recent weeks, I've received several questions from people wondering how to best preserve a partial bottle of wine for future consumption. Typically, they're wondering if they should invest in a system that replaces the air in the bottle with an inert gas, or in a vacuum system that removes the air from the bottle entirely... Read More »