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 will be:

  • 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


2014 Barrel Tasting and En Primeur Offering

On December 5th, all Tablas Creek wine club members are invited to join Tablas Creek's winemakers at one of two sessions (10:30am or 1:30pm) to taste the 2014 Esprit de Tablas and 2014 Panoplie from barrel, 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.  Because of the limited space at this exclusive event, club members may bring no more than 2 guests. Details »

Whether or not they attend the tasting, members may order futures at an additional 5% off of the member club discount, typically 25%-30% off eventual release price. Members should look forward to receiving an invitation to the futures tasting and en primeur offering in the mail in early November. 

Tablas Creek News

Tablas Creek in The New York Times and Washington Post in August

We are pleased to have been included in recent articles in The New York Times (on creative responses to California's drought) and the Washington Post (on our 11 new AVA's) and to see the attention for Paso Robles. More recent press »

MA Shipping Permit Received!

We are thrilled to announce that we've received our shipping permit from the great state of Massachusetts. Residents of the Bay State can now order wine or become VINsider Wine Club members.  More shipping news »

On the Tablas Blog

In the spirit of a winemaker- Q & A with Assistant Winemaker Chelsea Franchi

November 21, 2015
by: Lauren Phelps
I recently sat down with Chelsea and asked her a few questions about her life, what brought her into the wine industry and how she became an essential member of the Tablas Creek family. Read More »