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 this fall's shipment.  We will add members subject to available space, in the order in which we received the registrations.

Did I make it in off the Collector's Edition waiting list?

Each year, we invite members of the waiting list to upgrade in waves. Look for the first set of emails in early July. Depending on the response we get to the first wave of invitiations, we may invite additional waiting list members.  If you have any questions, please email vinsider@tablascreek.com or call 805.237.1231 x36.

Collector's Edition Fall 2017 Shipment

The wines featured in the fall 2017 Collector's Edition shipment will be:

  • 2 bottles of Esprit de Beaucastel 2007 (Our highest-scoring ever vintage of our flagship Mourvedre-based red wine; 95 Wine Advocate; 96 Rhone Report; 94 Wine Spectator)
  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 2011 (Our flagship white from the cool, frost-reduced 2011 vintage; 96 Decanter, 92 Tanzer's IWC; 92-95 Rhone Report; 93 Wine Advocate)
  • 3 bottles of Esprit de Tablas 2015 (Our flagship red blend, based on Mourvedre, from one of our greatest recent vintages; 92-94 Wine Advocate and 92-94 Vinous)
  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Tablas 2013 (Our flagship red blend, based on Mourvedre, from a classic California vintage; 93 Vinous, 93 Wine Enthusiast, 97 BevX)
  • 2 bottles of Esprit de Tablas Blanc 2015 (Our flagship white blend, based on Roussanne, from one of our greatest recent vintages; 93-94 Vinous, "racy and precise ... impressive")
  • 1 bottle of En Gobelet 2015 (Our blend sourced exclusively from dry-farmed, head-trained vineyard blocks; 92-94 Vinous, "sexy ... seamless, expansive, and sweet ... excellent clarity and energy")
  • 1 bottle of Grenache Blanc 2016 (Our varietal bottling of the southern Rhone white grape we introduced to California; citrusy, textured, and mineral)
  • 1 bottle of Cotes de Tablas Blanc 2016 (Our showcase for Viognier in a lovely Viognier vintage; peachy richness balanced by racy acidity)

The price of the shipment will be $487.50 (a 25% discount off the list price of $645) plus applicable taxes. Shipping is included in Collector's Edition shipments.

Notes on the library wines from a June 2017 tasting are available on the Tablas Creek blog.

About the VINsider Wine Club Collector's Edition

  • 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, and share tasting notes on the library wines on our blog.
  • As the resulting fall shipment consists of twelve bottles, members receive all the wines at the VINsider 25% 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, subject to availability.
  • Collector's Edition members also receive occasional exclusive offers on other library wines from Tablas Creek.

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

More VINsider Wine Club Collector's Edition information


Events

Harvest Festival Wine Weekend

Oct 20th-22nd, 2017
Celebrate Paso Robles Harvest Wine Weekend with Tablas Creek. Join us in the tasting room all weekend for a first look at our flagship wines from the 2015 vintage: 2015 Esprit de Tablas and 2015 Esprit de Tablas Blanc. We will also of course have open a range of small-production treats. If you’re interested in an in-depth exploration of the property, tours will run daily at 10:30am and 2:00pm (except Saturday *see below*) and reservations are recommended.

On Saturday, join us in the cellar at Tablas Creek for a series of interactive harvest cellar tours throughout the day, led by our Winemakers. Guests on these tours will sample wines in various stages of the winemaking process and learn about the 2017 harvest and winemaking at Tablas Creek. Tours will be offered 10:30, 12:30, and 2:30, are limited to 20 guests per tour, and are free to all guests. Reservations are highly recommended. Also, we’ll have live music by the incredibly talented Noach Tangeras band playing Americana style folk tunes from noon to 3:00pm.


Tablas Creek News

We can now ship to AZ!

We are excited that we have received our shipping permit for the great state of Arizona. Arizonans can now order wine or join our wine clubMore shipping news »

Vinous: 28 Wines 90+ Points

In Antonio Galloni's Vinous (Sept. 2016) 28 Tablas wines topped 90 points, including 2014 Esprit Blanc (93), 2013 Panoplie (95), 2014 Patelin de Tablas (91) and 2014 En Gobelet (93). Read the review » More press »

Tablas Creek wins 2016 California Green Medal for Sustainability

The CA Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance awarded Tablas Creek one of four 2016 Green Medals for leadership in sustainability. Our practices »


On the Tablas Blog

Grapes of the Rhone Valley: Picardan

July 30, 2017
Wednesday morning, we bottled our tiny (70 case) production of Picardan. What's the big deal? Well, this grape is one of the rarest in the world, with a total footprint of only a couple of acres. And this bottling is likely the first 100% Picardan -- made anywhere -- in a century or more, given its general application as a blending grape. It's so rare that we're working really without a road map; even our Perrin partners don't vinify it on its own. If that's not enough to get a Rhone geek like me excited, I don't know what is. Read More »