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

Harvest Wine Weekend

October 14th - 16th, 2016
Celebrate Paso Robles Harvest Wine Weekend with Tablas Creek. Join us in the tasting room all weekend for a first look at our flagship Esprit de Tablas wines from the vibrant, powerful 2014 vintage. We will kick off the festival Friday night at McPhee's Grill in Templeton (SOLD OUT) with a four-course, four-wine dinner. To be added to the wait-list call us at 805.237.1231 x230 or email events@tablascreek.com. On Saturday, join us in the cellar at Tablas Creek for a series of interactive harvest cellar tours throughout the day. Led by Executive Winemaker Neil Collins, guests will sample wines in various stages of the winemaking process and learn about the 2016 harvest and winemaking at Tablas Creek. Tours will be offered 10:30, 12:00, 2:00 and 3:30 (limited to 20 guests per tour; free to all guests). Details & more events »


Tablas Creek News

September Featured Wine: 2015 Patelin de Tablas Blanc

Each month we feature a wine showing particularly well and offer it at a 10% discount. September's wine is the juicy 2015 Patelin de Tablas BlancDetails »

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

Wine and Food for the People: Pork Ragu and Patelin de Tablas

September 23, 2016
By Suphada Rom
The bite of pork melted in my mouth like a pat of butter would over warm bread- a slow and even coating. The bits of vegetable melded into one with the thick and stewy tomato sauce. Chewing... not necessary with a dish as fall-apart tender as this. A scoop of weighty, creamy, cheese-laden polenta registered on my palate just long enough to be cleared away by the freshness of a large gulp of wine. Comfort food at its finest: ready to power you through the hibernation you are sure to embark on. Read More »