VINdependent News & Updates

VINdependents Day Celebration Sunday, July 12, 2015

We are celebrating the independent spirit of our VINdependent Wine Club members with a relaxed and fun open house celebration on July 12th.  This event is designed uniquely to reward our VINdependent Wine Club members and will feature live music, food pairings, special guest appearances, an additional 5% discount and of course your favorite Tablas Creek wines. You are encouraged to come and go anytime, and bring your friends.  This celebration is free to VINdependents, and $15 for guests.  You can read the event program here.  Please RSVP to events@tablascreek.com.

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

Paso Robles Harvest Wine Weekend

Join us for Paso Robles' annual harvest celebration the weekend of October 16th-18th
All weekend: Visit our tasting room for a first look at our newest Esprit de Tablas wines from the 2013 vintage.
Friday night: Enjoy a four-course, four-wine dinner at McPhee's Grill in Templeton. $105/per person; reservations are essential. Details »
Saturday: Join us in the cellar at Tablas Creek for a series of interactive demonstrations. Demonstrations will be ongoing from 10am - 3pm and are free to all guests. Details »


Tablas Creek News

Tablas Creek in The New York Times and Washington Post in August

We are pleased to have been included in recent articles in The New York Times (on creative responses to California's drought) and the Washington Post (on our 11 new AVA's) and to see the attention for Paso Robles. More recent press »

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 »


On the Tablas Blog

Harvest 2015 update: just over 15% completed & yields are looking low

August 31, 2015
By: Lauren Phelps
Although estate Viognier yields look low, Levi explains that "it's really more of a mixed bag. Mourvedre and Roussanne both look a bit higher than normal". In general, we're thrilled with the quality of fruit and a bit concerned since yields remind us of frost reduced years in 2001, 2009 and 2011. We're waiting until we've harvested more from the estate to draw any firm conclusions. Read More »