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

Esprit de Tablas/Beaucastel Vertical Tasting

Aug 27th, 2017, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
One of the highlights of our year is the day when we taste back through all the back vintages of the red Esprit de Beaucastel/Tablas. (We’ve written up the results of these tastings for our blog most recently in 2014) We are excited to open up this opportunity to our fans. Taste eight vintages of Esprit de Beaucastel and Esprit de Tablas, from our first-ever 2000 to our newly-bottled 2015, and discuss the wine's development over time. We'll conclude the event with a lunch, during which we'll share another recent Esprit vintage.

Seats at this unique opportunity are $80 for VINsiders and $105 for guests, and the event will be limited to 75 people. To reserve, contact our events team at events@tablascreek.com or 805.237.1231 x236.


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 »


On the Tablas Blog

43" Of Rain: The Good, The Bad, and What It Means for the 2017 Vintage

June 15, 2017
By Jordan Lonborg
As of now I am sure you are all aware of the phenomenal winter we experienced in California. The snow pack in the Sierras is record setting. Lakes and reservoirs are at capacity in the northern two-thirds of the state. Mammoth Mountain is expecting to be open through July (and possibly the entire year). Lastly, our beloved Senior Assistant Winemaker, Chelsea Franchi, will reach her personal goal of skiing 40 days this season (you read that right) even as a weekend warrior. Read More »