VINsider Wine Club Collector's Edition

VINsider Wine Club Collector's Edition

Since 2003, we have been aging small libraries of our flagship Esprit de Tablas/Beaucastel wines at Tablas Creek.  Members of the VINsider Wine Club Collector’s Edition have exclusive access to these wines, as well as all the other benefits of being a VINsider Wine Club member.

Join the Collector's Edition

If you're not yet a VINsider, you can register for the Collector's Edition when you join the VINsider Wine Club.  If you're currently a VINsider member, you can upgrade your membership. Although the Collector’s Edition is currently full, we plan to add some members before next fall's shipment.  We will add members subject to available space, in the order in which we received the registration.

Collector's Edition Details

  • Collector’s Edition members receive two shipments of wine per year from us.
  • The spring shipment is the same six-bottle selection that all VINsiders receive.
  • The fall shipment, in which we traditionally include the upcoming vintages of Esprit de Tablas* and Esprit de Tablas Blanc*, is increased to a case by the inclusion of six additional bottles, typically:
    • 2 bottles of a library vintage of Esprit de Beaucastel
    • 1 bottle of a library vintage of Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc
    • 2 additional bottles of the upcoming release of Esprit de Tablas*
    • 1 additional bottle of the upcoming release of Esprit de Tablas Blanc*
  • We select the library vintages each summer based on the results of a library tasting, whose results we post on our blog.
  • As the resulting fall shipment consists of twelve bottles, members receive all the wines at the additional 5% case discount.
  • Also, as the shipment includes at least six bottles of Esprit wines, the collection is shipped at no charge.
  • We will make available a small quantity of the library wines for re-orders.

*Curious about the change on our flagship wines from Esprit de Beaucastel to Esprit de Tablas? Read our blog post explaining the name change.

Collector's Edition Fall 2015 Shipment

The library wines featured in the fall 2015 Collector's Edition shipment were:

  • 2 bottles of Esprit de Beaucastel 2008 (Our flagship red blend from a graceful, elegant vintage; 94 points Wine Advocate and the comments "a beautiful, classically built wine graced with striking inner perfume, lovely mid-palate juiciness and a round, utterly harmonious finish" )
  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 2009 (Our flagship white blend from our lowest-yielding vintage ever; 91-94 points from Wine Advocate, James Suckling, Rhone Report and Tanzer's IWC)
  • 3 bottles of Esprit de Tablas 2013 (Our flagship red blend, based on Mourvedre, from a classic California vintage;  92-94 Galloni "gorgeous, impeccable wine")
  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Tablas 2011 (Our flagship red blend, based on Mourvedre, from a classic California vintage; 93 Galloni,  92 Tanzer's I.W.C, 93 Wine Advocate)
  • 2 bottles of Esprit de Tablas Blanc 2013 (Our flagship white blend, based on Roussanne.)
  • 1 bottle of En Gobelet 2013 (Our blend sourced exclusively from dry-farmed, head-trained vineyard blocks; 91-93 Galloni, "impresses for its pure power and intensity")
  • 1 bottle of Grenache 2013 (Our varietal bottling of the southern Rhone's most important grape)
  • 1 bottle of Grenache Blanc 2014 (A varietal bottling of the rich, textured white Rhone grape that we introduced to California)

Complete notes from a June 2015 tasting are available on the Tablas Creek blog.

More VINsider Wine Club Collector's Edition information


Events

Earth Day Celebration

You're invited to join us for an Earth Day celebration Sunday, April 24 at Tablas Creek Vineyard. Visit the winery all weekend from 10am to 5pm and learn about our organic and Biodynamic viticulture and limestone soils. Taste the wines from the current VINsider Wine Club shipment, and see our biodynamic sheep, alpacas, donkeys and llama! Tours run daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Also, enjoy the high-energy sounds of Bear Market Riot from noon to 3:00 PM on our terraced patio.


Tablas Creek News

$10 Flat-Rate Shipping Ends Sunday, May 1st

Any order you place through 11:59pm on Sunday, May 1st -- from a bottle of wine to two cases or more -- will be shipped anywhere we ship for just $10! The more you order, the more you save, so send wine to yourself, your family or your friends. Buy Wine »

Jason Haas: 2015 Paso Robles Wine Industry Person of the Year

We were proud to learn that Tablas Creek Partner/GM Jason Haas was voted by his peers the 2015 Paso Robles Wine Industry Person of the Year.  His father, our founder Robert Haas, wrote this appreciation on our blog.

Wine Advocate: 15 Wines 90+ Points

In Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue 220) 15 Tablas wines topped 90 points, including 2014 Esprit de Tablas (93-96), 2013 Panoplie (94-96), and 2014 Panoplie (95-97). Read the review » More press »

 


On the Tablas Blog

Spring Cleaning in the Vineyard: How Eliminating Surface Grasses Conserves Water

April 27, 2016
Think of each plant that's growing in a given plot of land as like a wick, with its roots delving into the soil for available moisture. If we had overabundant water, we might want to leave some surface weeds to keep levels more reasonable. Instead, in our California climate, eliminating competition from grasses and other surface plants is an essential part of our ability to dry farm. Tilling in the cover crop also allows the insects and microorganisms in the soil to start breaking down the surface biomass accumulated during the winter growth into nutrients that the vines will draw from in the coming months. Finally, the loosening of the soil creates an insulating layer at the surface that helps conserve the water deeper down.  Read More »