VINdependent News & Updates

VINdependent End-of-Year Shipment Options for 2013

VINdependents who have not yet fulfilled their six-bottle annual commitment are invited to choose between three pre-configured shipments: one all-reds, one all-whites and one mixed. Members are of course also welcome to configure their own shipment, and can do so on our online order form. The preconfigured options are:

Mixed (Default)

  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Tablas 2011 (Our flagship red wine; 93-95 points, Wine Advocate & Rhone Report)
  • 1 bottle of En Gobelet 2011 (Our blend entirely from head-pruned, dry-farmed vineyard blocks; 91-94 points, Rhone Report)
  • 1 bottle of Mourvedre 2011 (A varietal bottling of our most important red grape, rich and powerful; 91 points, Wine Advocate & Antonio Galloni)
  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Tablas Blanc 2011 (Our flagship white wine; 93 points, Wine advocate)
  • 1 bottle of Viognier 2012 (our first varietal bottling in six years; 88-90 points, Wine advocate & Antonio Galloni)
  • 1 bottle of Picpoul Blanc 2012 (bright lemon notes with tropical lushness and a hint of grilled bread)
  • VINdependent Cost: $213.30

Red-Only

  • 2 bottles of Esprit de Tablas 2011 (Our flagship red wine; 93-95 points, Wine Advocate & Rhone Report)
  • 1 bottle of En Gobelet 2011 (Our blend entirely from head-pruned, dry-farmed vineyard blocks; 91-94 points, Rhone Report)
  • 1 bottle of Tannat 2011 (The intensely structured, smoky grape which we introduced into California, 91 points Antonio Galloni)
  • 1 bottle of Cotes de Tablas 2011 (Blend featuring the fruit and spice of Grenache balanced with minerality Syrah and bramble berry of Counoise; 90+ Wine Advocate)
  • 1 bottle of Mourvedre 2011 (A varietal bottling of our most important red grape, rich and powerful; 91 points, Wine Advocate & Antonio Galloni)
  • VINdependent Cost: $238.50

White-Only

  • 1 bottle of Antithesis 2011 (Crisp, minerally Chardonnay with a mouthfilling finish; 90 points Tanzer's IWC)
  • 1 bottle of Cotes de Tablas Blanc 2011 (Floral aromatics with stone fruit and a bright lingering finish; 90 points Tanzer's IWC)
  • 1 bottle of Picpoul Blanc 2012 (bright lemon notes with tropical lushness and a hint of grilled bread)
  • 1 bottle of Viognier 2012 (our first varietal bottling in six years; 88-90 points, Wine advocate & Antonio Galloni)
  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Tablas Blanc 2011 (Our flagship white wine; 93 points, Wine advocate)
  • 1 bottle of Vermentino 2012 (bright, clean & crisp with refreshing acidity, 88 points, Wine Advocate & 90 points Antonio Galloni)
     
  • VINdependent Cost: $167.40

If you wish to receive the default mixed shipment, you need do nothing. If you prefer a different pre-configured shipment or a different ship date you can do so by contacting Wine Club Director Nicole Getty at 805.237.1231 x39 or vinsider@tablascreek.com. If you wish to configure your own shipment, you can contact us or order online. If we do not hear from you by December 12th, we will assume that you would like the default shipment; this shipment will be charged and shipped out the week of December 16th, 2013. Contact Wine Club Director Nicole Getty at 805.237.1231 x39 or vinsider@tablascreek.com if you have any questions about your shipment or membership.

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Cruise the Rhone with Tablas Creek

Join founders Robert and Barbara Haas and Winemaker Neil Collins on an intimate river cruise up the Rhone Valley from Avignon to Lyon August 2-9, 2015. Daily shore tours include a behind-the-scenes visit to Chateau de Beaucastel. Details »

 


Tablas Creek News

Antonio Galloni 8/14: 30 Wines 90+

We were thrilled to receive such good reviews from this notoriously tough grader, including 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 »

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