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 in the tasting room all weekend for a first look at our flagship wines: 2013 Esprit de Tablas and 2013 Esprit de Tablas Blanc.
Friday night: Enjoy a four-course, four-wine dinner at  McPhee's Grill in Templeton. Seats at the dinner are $105/per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity) and 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

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

Tasting the Wines in the Fall 2015 VINsider Club Shipments

July 31, 2015
Each spring and fall, we send out a selection of six wines to the members of our VINsider Wine Club. In many cases, these are wines that only go out to our club. In others, the club gets a first look at wines that may see a later national release. And with each shipment, we reintroduce ourselves to these wines (which, in some cases, we may not have tasted since before bottling) with a tasting that we use to write the notes that will be included in the club shipments.  Read More »