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

Mourvèdre Vertical Tasting

Saturday, July 16th, 1:30pm
You may know Mourvèdre best as the backbone varietal for our flagship Esprit de Tablas and our elite blend Panoplie. But we’ve bottled it on its own most years since 2003. Join us Saturday, July 16th for a vertical tasting of every vintage of our varietal Mourvèdre, from that first 2003 to the newly-bottled 2014. $50 for wine club members; $65 for non-members and guests.  To reserve, email us at events@tablascreek.com or call us at 805.237.1231 ext 36. For a preview, check out our notes from a 2014 Mourvèdre retrospective. Details & more events »


Tablas Creek News

New Release: 2014 Terret Noir

We are excited for our inaugural release of our newest grape, of which the half-acre we planted is California's first. Details »

Jason Haas: 2015 Paso Robles Wine Industry Person of the Year

We were proud to learn that Tablas Creek Partner/GM Jason Haas was voted by his peers the 2015 Paso Robles Wine Industry Person of the Year.  His father, our founder Robert Haas, wrote this appreciation on our blog.

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 »

 


On the Tablas Blog

Rethinking Group Tastings

May 26, 2016
You all know the group. Maybe you've even been a part of the group. Fourteen friends -- or maybe family -- out for a day in wine country. The van has been reserved for the day, so everyone can partake in the tastings. Your friend -- or cousin -- Phil is the master of ceremonies, and the life of the party. Most of the group likes wine, but only a few are really into the details. For everyone else, it's a fun day out, a chance to socialize and catch up. A few wineries make a great backdrop for the day's socializing.  Read More »