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 late June. 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 2016 Shipment

The wines featured in the fall 2016 Collector's Edition shipment were:

  • 2 bottles of Esprit de Beaucastel 2009 (Our flagship red wine from the intense, low-yielding 2009 vintage; 94 Wine Advocate; 94 Rhone Report; 94 Suckling; 93 Tanzer's IWC)
  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 2010 (Our flagship white from the cool, slow-ripening 2010 vintage; 93 Tanzer's IWC; 94 Rhone Report; 91 Wine Advocate)
  • 3 bottles of Esprit de Tablas 2014 (Our flagship red blend, based on Mourvedre, from one of our greatest vintages ever; 93-96 Wine Advocate, "a full bodied, voluptuous, and sexy beauty")
  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Tablas 2012 (Our flagship red blend, based on Mourvedre, from a classic California vintage; 93-95 Galloni, 92 Wine Advocate, 92-93 Tanzer's I.W.C)
  • 2 bottles of Esprit de Tablas Blanc 2014 (Our flagship white blend, based on Roussanne, from one of our greatest vintages ever; 92-94 Wine Advocate, "complete and rich ... impressive")
  • 1 bottle of En Gobelet 2014 (Our blend sourced exclusively from dry-farmed, head-trained vineyard blocks; 93-95 Vinous, "wild, highly complex")
  • 1 bottle of Roussanne 2014 (Our varietal bottling of the southern Rhone's most ageworthy grape; 89-92 Wine Advocate; 90-92 Vinous)
  • 1 bottle of Cotes de Tablas Blanc 2015 (Our showcase for Viognier in a vintage where Viognier yields were down 55%; rich, textured, and elegant)

The price of the shipment was $468.75 (a 25% discount off the list price of $625) plus applicable taxes. Shipping was included.

Notes on the library wines from a June 2016 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

Cruise the Rhone with Tablas Creek

July 2nd - 9th, 2017
We’re excited to be returning to the Mediterranean in the summer of 2017 to host a Rhone River cruise aboard the wonderful Uniworld ship S.S. Catherine. Partner Jason Haas, with his wife Meghan, and Executive Winemaker Neil Collins, with his wife Marci, will host this 8-day cruise from Avignon to Lyon. For all the details, and to book, visit our travel partners' Web site at foodandwinetrails.com/tablascreek2017 or call Food & Wine Trails at (800) 367-5348. We hope that you will join us!


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