VINdependent News & Updates

VINdependent End-of-Year Shipment Options for 2016

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 the week of 12/12): 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:

Classic (Default)

  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Tablas 2014 (Our flagship red blend, based on Mourvedre, from one of our greatest vintages ever; 93-96 Wine Advocate, "a full bodied, voluptuous, and sexy beauty")
  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Tablas Blanc 2014 (Our flagship white blend, based on Roussanne, from one of our greatest vintages ever; 92-94 Wine Advocate, "complete and rich ... impressive")
  • 1 bottle of Roussanne 2014 (Our varietal bottling of the southern Rhone's most ageworthy grape; 89-92 Wine Advocate; 90-92 Vinous)
  • 1 bottle of Cotes de Tablas Blanc 2015 (Our showcase for Viognier in a vintage where Viognier yields were down 55%; rich, textured, and elegant)
  • 1 bottle of Full Circle 2014 (The tiny-production 100% Pinot Noir grown at founder Robert Haas's home in the cool Templeton Gap; just 450 cases produced)
  • 1 bottle of Syrah 2013 (A varietal bottling of this classic northern Rhone grape; 92-94 points Galloni, 91+ Wine Advocate "a beautiful and classic syrah")
  • VINdependent Cost: $225

Red-Only

  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Tablas 2014 (Our flagship red blend, based on Mourvedre, from one of our greatest vintages ever; 93-96 Wine Advocate, "a full bodied, voluptuous, and sexy beauty")
  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Tablas 2012 (A library vintage of our flagship red blend, based on Mourvedre, from a classic California vintage; 93-95 Galloni, 92 Wine Advocate, 92-93 Tanzer's I.W.C)
  • 2 bottles of Full Circle 2014 (The tiny-production 100% Pinot Noir grown at founder Robert Haas's home in the cool Templeton Gap; just 450 cases produced)
  • 1 bottle of Syrah 2013 (A varietal bottling of this classic northern Rhone grape; 92-94 points Galloni, 91+ Wine Advocate "a beautiful and classic syrah")
  • 1 bottle of Counoise 2014 (A rare bottling of this traditional Rhone blending grape: bright and vibrantly fruity for drinking young)
  • VINdependent Cost: $252.00

White-Only

  • 2 bottles of Esprit de Tablas Blanc 2014 (Our flagship white blend, based on Roussanne, from one of our greatest vintages ever; 92-94 Wine Advocate, "complete and rich ... impressive")
  • 2 bottles of Grenache Blanc 2015 (A varietal bottling of the white Rhone grape we introduced to California, zesty and mineral-laced)
  • 1 bottle of Roussanne 2014 (Our varietal bottling of the southern Rhone's most ageworthy grape; 89-92 Wine Advocate; 90-92 Vinous)
  • 1 bottle of Cotes de Tablas Blanc 2015 (Our showcase for Viognier in a vintage where Viognier yields were down 55%; rich, textured, and elegant)
  • VINdependent Cost: $193.50

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

2007 Horizontal Tasting

February 11th, 2016
At this horizontal tasting (horizontal referring to tasting several wines from a single estate made in a single year, as opposed to vertical, which would imply a tasting of the same wine across several vintages) you can join us as we look back at 2007 with the perspective of ten years’ time. The cost is $45 for wine club members and $60 for guests and non-members. This event is sure to fill up early. To reserve, email events@tablascreek.com or call 805.237.1231 x36.


Tablas Creek News

We can now ship to AZ!

We are excited that we have received our shipping permit for the great state of Arizona. Arizonans can now order wine or join our wine clubMore shipping news »

Vinous: 28 Wines 90+ Points

In Antonio Galloni's Vinous (Sept. 2016) 28 Tablas wines topped 90 points, including 2014 Esprit Blanc (93), 2013 Panoplie (95), 2014 Patelin de Tablas (91) and 2014 En Gobelet (93). Read the review » More press »

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 »

January Feature: 2014 Roussanne

Each month we offer one item at a 10% discount. January's feature is our 2014 Roussanne, rich, bright, and honeyed! Details »


On the Tablas Blog

A Horizontal Retrospective: 2007 at Age Ten

January 20, 2017
In 2014 we began the tradition of looking back each year at the vintage from ten years before. Part of this is simple interest in seeing how a wide range of our wines -- many of which we don't taste regularly -- have evolved, but we also have a specific purpose: choosing ten or so of the most compelling and interesting wines from this vintage to show at the public retrospective tasting we hold each year (this year's is February 11th). Ten years is enough time that the wines have become something different and started to pick up some secondary and tertiary flavors, but not so long that most wines are at the end of their drink windows. And, in fact, most of the 2007 reds are just entering their mature peak. Read More »