VINdependent News & Updates

VINdependent End-of-Year Shipment Options for 2015

VINdependents who have not yet fulfilled their six-bottle annual commitment are invited to choose between three pre-configured shipments by December 7th (if no selection is made classic shipment will be shipped 12/15): one all-reds, one all-whites and one mixed. They are also of course welcome to configure their own shipment using our online order form. The preconfigured options are:

Mixed (Default)

  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Tablas 2013 (Our flagship red blend, based on Mourvedre, from a wonderful, low-yielding vintage; 92-94 Galloni, 92-94 Wine Advocate)
  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Tablas 2011 (A library vintage of our flagship red blend that has been showing particularly well recently; 93 Wine Advocate, 93-95 Rhone Report, 93 Galloni)
  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Tablas Blanc 2013 (Our flagship white blend, based on Roussanne; 90-93 Wine Advocate)
  • 1 bottle of Grenache Blanc 2014 (A varietal bottling of the white Rhone grape we introduced to California, zesty and mineral-laced)
  • 1 bottle of Mourvedre 2013 (The small-production varietal bottling of our most important red grape; 90-92 Galloni, "deep, layered and intense")
  • 1 bottle Patelin de Tablas 2013 (Our "neighborhood" wine showing Syrah's signature minerality and spice at a very approachable price; 89-91 points Galloni)
  • VINdependent Cost: $222.30

Red-Only

  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Tablas 2013 (Our flagship red blend, based on Mourvedre, from a wonderful, low-yielding vintage; 92-94 Galloni, 92-94 Wine Advocate)
  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Tablas 2011 (A library vintage of our flagship red blend that has been showing particularly well recently; 93 Wine Advocate, 93-95 Rhone Report, 93 Galloni)
  • 2 bottles of Mourvedre 2013 (The small-production varietal bottling of our most important red grape; 90-92 Galloni, "deep, layered and intense")
  • 1 bottle of Syrah 2013 (Our varietal bottling of the Rhone's most influential grape; 91 points, Wine Advocate and Vinous)
  • 1 bottle Patelin de Tablas 2013 (Our "neighborhood" wine showing Syrah's signature minerality and spice at a very approachable price; 89-91 points Galloni) 
  • VINdependent Cost: $229.50

White-Only

  • 2 bottles of Esprit de Tablas Blanc 2013 (Our flagship white blend, based on Roussanne; 90-93 Wine Advocate)
  • 2 bottles of Marsanne 2014 (Our fourth-ever varietal bottling of Hermitage's noble white grape, elegant and minerally; just 300 cases produced)
  • 1 bottle of Grenache Blanc 2014 (A varietal bottling of the white Rhone grape we introduced to California, zesty and mineral-laced)
  • 1 bottle of Picpoul Blanc 2014 (Our fifth-ever varietal Picpoul; rich, tangy and tropical; just 350 cases produced)
  • VINdependent Cost: $183.60

To receive the default mixed shipment, members need do nothing. Those who prefer a different pre-configured shipment or a different ship date should contact the wine club team at 805.237.1231 x36 or vinsider@tablascreek.com.

Contact the wine club team at 805.237.1231 x36 or vinsider@tablascreek.com if you have any questions about shipments or membership.

Events

2016 Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience Sunday, February 14th

Tablas Creek will join the 50 members of the Paso Robles Chapter of the Rhone Rangers for the 2016 Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience. This fun-filled and information-rich day will include a "Rhone Essentials" seminar moderated by Esther Mobley, Wine, Beer & Spirits Writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, a Vintners' Lunch, and the Grand Tasting and Silent Auction.  For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.


Tablas Creek News

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 »

2013 Esprit de Tablas Released!

Our flagship wines from the stellar 2013 vintage, the 2013 Esprit de Tablas and 2013 Esprit de Tablas Blanc, have been released. Our wines »

Anticipating El Niño (L.A. Times)

Tablas Creek's preparations for El Niño were featured in an L.A. Times front-page article Friday, November 27th. Read the article » More recent press »


On the Tablas Blog

A Valentine's Day truffle recipe... and a wine to drink them away

February 5, 2016
By: Suphada Rom
Prior to working at Tablas Creek, I spent three years working at a small French bistro that was adjacent to a chocolate shop, which was also conveniently co-owned by the owners of the restaurant (pommes frites…check! chocolates…check!). I was in heaven learning not only about our menu, but about the chocolates we produced. As I reflect on my time there, I realized wine and chocolate have really similar foundations. Read More »