VINdependent News & Updates

VINdependent End-of-Year Shipment Options for 2014

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. You are of course welcome to configure your own shipment using our online order form. The preconfigured options are:

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 default mixed shipment, you need do nothing. If you prefer a different pre-configured shipment or a different ship date, contact Wine Club Director Nicole Getty at 805.237.1231 x39 or vinsider@tablascreek.com. If you wish to configure your own shipment, contact us or order online.
If we do not hear from you by December 5th, you will receive the default shipment the week of December 15th, 2014.
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.

Events

Vintage Paso Weekend 3/20-22

Even though we don’t produce Zinfandel, we’ll be celebrating Vintage Paso (formerly Zinfandel Festival) the weekend of March 20th. In celebration of California’s heritage grapes, we’ll focus on the dry-farmed, head-trained vines of Tablas Creek and lead short forays into the vineyard to discuss the impact of farming without irrigation. You’ll even get to taste the 2012 En Gobelet among the vines which produced it. Details & More Events »


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

Photo Essay: Green, Green, Green

February 23, 2015
Normally, the sign at the edge of our head-trained Mourvedre vineyard just outside our tasting room is to protect people from a twisted ankle, should they stray off the tarmac. Now, we're worried we might lose them in the cover crop! Read More »