VINdependent News & Updates

VINdependence Day Celebration Sunday, July 12, 2015

VINdependents should save the date for Sunday, July 12th.  We'll close our tasting room to the public and put on an open house to celebrate our VINdependent Club members.  Stay tuned for details and format.

VINdependent End-of-Year Shipment Options for 2014

VINdependents who had not yet fulfilled their six-bottle annual commitment were invited to choose between three pre-configured shipments: one all-reds, one all-whites and one mixed. They were also of course welcome to configure their own shipment using our online order form. The preconfigured options were:

Mixed (Default)

  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Tablas 2012 (Our flagship red wine; 93-95 points, Antonio Galloni)
  • 1 bottle of En Gobelet 2012 (Our blend entirely from head-pruned, dry-farmed vineyard blocks; 92-94 points, Antonio Galloni)
  • 1 bottle of Grenache 2012 (A varietal bottling of the signature grape of the southern Rhone valley, rich and powerful; 94 points, Wine Advocate & Antonio Galloni)
  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Tablas Blanc 2012 (Our flagship white wine; 92-93 points, Tanzer's I.W.C)
  • 1 bottle of Viognier 2013 (our second varietal bottling in six years; 90 points, Antonio Galloni)
  • 1 bottle of Cotes de Tablas Blanc 2013 (blend of popular southern Rhone varietals, floral aromatics and stone fruit; 90+ points, Antonio Galloni)
  • VINdependent Cost: $217.80

Red-Only

  • 2 bottles of Esprit de Tablas 2012 (Our flagship red wine; 93-95 points, Antonio Galloni)
  • 2 bottles of En Gobelet 2012 (Our blend entirely from head-pruned, dry-farmed vineyard blocks; 92-94 points, Antonio Galloni)
  • 1 bottle of Grenache 2012 (A varietal bottling of the signature grape of the southern Rhone valley, rich and powerful; 94 points, Wine Advocate & Antonio Galloni)
  • 1 bottle of Full Circle Pinot Noir 2012 (Our third varietal bottling from the small vineyard outside Robert Haas' family home in Templeton)
  • VINdependent Cost: $256.50

White-Only

  • 2 bottles of Esprit de Tablas Blanc 2012 (Our flagship white wine; 92-93 points, Tanzer's I.W.C)
  • 1 bottle of Viognier 2013 (our second varietal bottling in six years; 90 points, Antonio Galloni)
  • 1 bottle of Cotes de Tablas Blanc 2013 (blend of popular southern Rhone varietals, floral aromatics and stone fruit; 90+ points, Antonio Galloni)
  • 1 bottle of Grenache Blanc 2012 (flavors of citrus, anise and greena apple; 90 points, Tanzer's IWC)
  • 1 bottle of Marsanne 2013 (Our third varietal bottling; 90 points, Galloni)
  • VINdependent Cost: $183.60

To receive the default mixed shipment, members needed do nothing. Those who preferred a different pre-configured shipment or a different ship date, could contact Wine Club Director Nicole Getty at 805.237.1231 x39 or vinsider@tablascreek.com.

Contact Wine Club Director Nicole Getty at 805.237.1231 x39 or vinsider@tablascreek.com if you have any questions about shipments or membership.

Events

Blending Seiminar 5/2

Hundreds of you have joined us for one of our annual blending seminars over the years. If you haven’t yet, let this be the year. Partner Jason Haas and winemaker Neil Collins will lead a barrel tasting of the individual varietals (both reds and whites), and will discuss how we turn roughly one hundred components into the blends and varieties we make each year. Then, you will be set loose with graduated cylinders to produce your own blends. Details & More Events »


Tablas Creek News

MA Shipping Permit Received!

We are thrilled to announce that we've received our shipping permit from the great state of Massachusetts. Residents of the Bay State can now order wine or become VINsider Wine Club members.  More shipping news »

Antonio Galloni 8/14: 30 Wines 90+

In August, Antonio Galloni published the results of his annual visit to Tablas Creek, and we were excited to receive such good reviews from this notoriously tough grader. Notes included the 2012 Esprit de Tablas Blanc (92 points; “impeccably refined”), 2011 Panoplie (94 points; "pure elegance"), 2012 Patelin de Tablas (90 points; “a gorgeous wine and a fabulous value”), and the 2012 Esprit de Tablas (93-95 points; "a fascinating Esprit to follow over the coming years"). Read the complete review » More recent press »


On the Tablas Blog

Budbreak, 2015: Early, like 2014. Cue the frost alarms.

March 16, 2015
Please join me in welcoming the 2015 vintage to Tablas Creek. Budbreak is a hopeful thing: the beginning of a season of growth, and the beginning of our work that will come to define 2015 for us for years to come. But early budbreak is risky... Read More »