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 with a four-course, five-wine dinner. For reservations, 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

Chimney Fire Update

The Chimney Fire is 9 miles to our west, and all roads are open to us. Our tasting room is open and harvest proceeding as normal. Cal Fire update » Visiting »

August Featured Wine: 2015 Vermentino

Each month we feature a wine showing particularly well and offer it at a 10% discount. August's wine is the citrusy 2015 VermentinoDetails »

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

Harvest 2016 Begins!

August 18, 2016
By Jordan Lonborg
The wine grape harvest of 2016 has begun. Early this morning, our first Viognier pick kicked off our estate harvest at Tablas Creek. Our first fruit (also Viognier, from Adelaida Cellars) for the Patelin program came in yesterday. Next week, we expect to bring in more Patelin Viognier from one of Derby's vineyards, Pinot Noir from the Bob Haas's vineyard for our Full Circle Pinot, and some Syrah from Estrella Vineyard for Patelin red. At this stage, we're sampling fruit on a daily basis from several Patelin vineyards and multiple blocks at Tablas Creek to stay ahead of the ripening curve. A few photos from this morning:  Read More »