VINsider Club Shipments

Upcoming VINsider Shipments

Spring 2015 (Classic Mix)

  • 1 bottle of Panoplie 2012 (Our elite wine made from our most compelling lots; 94-96 points Galloni, "a thing of beauty"; 92-94 points, Wine Advocate)
  • 1 bottle of Tannat 2012 (The intensely structured, smoky grape that we introduced into California; 91-93 Galloni; 90-92 Wine Advocate, "a beauty")
  • 1 bottle of Côtes de Tablas 2013 (Our showcase for the bright spiciness of mountain-grown Grenache fruit; 90-92 Galloni, 89-91 Wine Advocate)
  • 1 bottle of Dianthus 2014 (Our rich, vibrant Mourvedre-based dry rosé that received 91 point ratings from Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, and Connoisseur's Guide last year)
  • 1 bottle of Grenache Blanc 2013 (A varietal bottling of the rich, textured white Rhone grape that we introduced to California)
  • 1 bottle of Vermentino 2014 (The zesty, mineral-laced bottling of Sardinia's best-known white grape, perfect for spring)

Spring 2015 (Red-Only)

  • 1 bottle of Panoplie 2012 (Our elite wine made from our most compelling lots; 94-96 points Galloni, "a thing of beauty"; 92-94 points, Wine Advocate)
  • 2 bottles of Tannat 2012 (The intensely structured, smoky grape that we introduced into California; 91-93 Galloni; 90-92 Wine Advocate, "a beauty")
  • 1 bottle of Full Circle 2012 (The tiny-production 100% Pinot Noir grown at founder Robert Haas's home in the cool Templeton Gap; just 350 cases produced)
  • 1 bottle of Côtes de Tablas 2013 (Our showcase for the bright spiciness of mountain-grown Grenache fruit; 90-92 Galloni, 89-91 Wine Advocate)
  • 1 bottle of Patelin de Tablas 2013 (Our "neighborhood" wine showing Syrah's signature minerality and spice at a very approachable price; 89-91 points Galloni)

Spring 2015 (White-Only)

  • 2 bottles of Roussanne 2013 (Our foudre-aged varietal bottling of our most important white grape; 90-92 points Wine Advocate "outstanding"; 90 points, Galloni)
  • 1 bottle of Marsanne 2013 (Just our third-ever Marsanne bottling, and just 235 cases produced; 90 Galloni, "terrific overall balance")
  • 1 bottle of Grenache Blanc 2013 (A varietal bottling of the rich, textured white Rhone grape that we introduced to California)
  • 1 bottle of Côtes de Tablas Blanc 2013 (Our showcase for Viognier and our estate's minerality; 90 Wine Advocate, "Buy this beauty by the case"; 90+ Galloni, "deeply expressive")
  • 1 bottle of Vermentino 2014 (The zesty, mineral-laced bottling of Sardinia's best-known white grape, perfect for spring)

Current VINsider Shipments

Fall 2014 (Classic Mix):


  • 2 bottles of Esprit de Tablas 2012 (Our flagship red blend, based on Mourvedre, from a classic California vintage; 93-95 Galloni, 92-94 Wine Advocate, 92-93 Tanzer's I.W.C)
  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Tablas Blanc 2012 (Our flagship white blend, based on Roussanne; 91-94 Wine Advocate; 92-93 Tanzer's I.W.C; 92 Galloni.)
  • 1 bottle of En Gobelet 2012 (Our blend sourced exclusively from dry-farmed, head-trained vineyard blocks; 92-94 Galloni, "gorgeous depth and richness")
  • 1 bottle of Grenache 2012 (Our varietal bottling of the southern Rhone's most important grape, elegant and juicy; 94 Galloni, "superb")
  • 1 bottle of Vermentino 2013 (The zesty, mineral-laced bottling of Sardinia's best-known white grape, perfect for summer; 90 Wine Advocate)
  • We have complete tasting and production notes on the Tablas Creek blog.

Fall 2014 (Red-Only):


  • 2 bottles of Esprit de Tablas 2012 (Our flagship red blend, based on Mourvedre, from a classic California vintage; 93-95 Galloni, 92-94 Wine Advocate, 92-93 Tanzer's I.W.C)
  • 2 bottles of En Gobelet 2012 (Our blend sourced exclusively from dry-farmed, head-trained vineyard blocks; 92-94 Galloni, "gorgeous depth and richness")
  • 2 bottles of Grenache 2012 (Our varietal bottling of the southern Rhone's most important grape, elegant and juicy; 94 Galloni, "superb")

Fall 2014 (White-Only):


  • 2 bottles of Esprit de Tablas Blanc 2012 (Our flagship white blend, based on Roussanne; 91-94 Wine Advocate; 92-93 Tanzer's I.W.C; 92 Galloni.)
  • 1 bottle of Picpoul Blanc 2013 (Our fourth-ever varietal Picpoul; rich, tangy and tropical; just 115 cases produced; 89 Galloni, "a great summertime white")
  • 2 bottles of Viognier 2013 (Our second varietal bottling since 2006 of the northern Rhone's most noble white grape, just 500 cases produced; 90 Galloni)
  • 1 bottle of Vermentino 2013 (The zesty, mineral-laced bottling of Sardinia's best-known white grape, perfect for summer; 90 Wine Advocate)

Previous VINsider Shipments

Spring 2014:

  • 1 bottle of Panoplie 2011 (Our elite wine made from our most compelling lots; Wine Advocate 96 points; "might end up being the wine of the vintage from Paso Robles" , 94 points Tanzer's IWC, 94 points Galloni)
  • 1 bottle of Patelin de Tablas 2012 (Our "neighborhood" wine showing Syrah's signature minerality and spice at a very approachable price; 91 points, Tanzer's IWC and 90 points Galloni)
  • 1 bottle of Côtes de Tablas 2012 (Our showcase for the bright spiciness of mountain-grown Grenache fruit; 91-93 Wine Advocate, 91-92 Tanzer's IWC, 92 Galloni)
  • 1 bottle of Roussanne 2012 (A varietal bottling of our most important white grape, rich, honeyed and luscious yet vibrant; 91 Tanzer's IWC and 90 Galloni)
  • 1 bottle of Côtes de Tablas Blanc 2012 (Our showcase for Viognier, balanced by Grenache Blanc's acids and mineral; 91 Tanzer's IWC and 90 Galloni)
  • 1 bottle of Grenache Blanc 2012 (A varietal bottling of the zesty white Rhone grape that we introduced to California; 90 Tanzer's IWC)
  • We have complete tasting and production notes on all the shipment wines on the Tablas Creek blog.

Fall 2013:

  • 2 bottles of Esprit de Tablas 2011* (Our flagship red blend, based on Mourvedre, from a powerful, low-yielding vintage; 93 Wine Advocate, 93-95 Rhone Report, 93 Galloni)
  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Tablas Blanc 2011* (Our flagship white blend, based on Roussanne; 93 Wine Advocate, 92-95 Rhone Report; 92 Tanzer's I.W.C.)
  • 1 bottle of En Gobelet 2011 (Our blend sourced exclusively from dry-farmed, head-trained vineyard blocks; 92+ Wine Advocate, 91-94 Rhone Report)
  • 1 bottle of Viognier 2012 (Our first varietal bottling since 2006 of the northern Rhone's most noble white grape, just 600 cases produced; Galloni: "hugely promising")
  • 1 bottle of Vermentino 2012 (The zesty, mineral-laced bottling of Sardinia's best-known white grape, perfect for summer; 90 Galloni)
  • We have complete tasting and production notes on all the shipment wines on the Tablas Creek blog.

* Curious about the change on our flagship wines from Esprit de Beaucastel to Esprit de Tablas? Read our blog post explaining the name change.

Spring 2013:

  • 1 bottle of Panoplie 2010 (Our elite wine made from our most compelling lots; 94-96 points, Wine Advocate, 94 points Tanzer's IWC and 94-96+ points Rhone Report)
  • 1 bottle of Grenache 2010 (A spicy, juicy and minerally varietal Grenache; 92 points, Wine Advocate, 91 points Tanzer's IWC)
  • 1 bottle of Syrah 2010 (Our varietal bottling of the Rhone's most influential grape from the cool 2010 vintage; 91 points, Wine Advocate and Tanzer's IWC)
  • 1 bottle of Patelin de Tablas 2011 (Our "neighborhood" wine showing Syrah's signature minerality and spice at a very approachable price; 90 points Tanzer's IWC)
  • 1 bottle of Cotes de Tablas Blanc 2011 (Our Viognier-based homage to the wines of the northern Rhone; 91 points, Tanzer's IWC)
  • 1 bottle of Dianthus 2012 (The new name for our rich, vibrant Mourvedre-based estate rosé; 92 points, International Wine Review)
  • Read complete tasting and production notes on the Tablas Creek blog.

Fall 2012:

  • 2 bottles of Esprit de Beaucastel 2010 (Our flagship red wine from one of our greatest vintages; 93-95 points, Wine Advocate & Rhone Report)
  • 1 bottle of En Gobelet 2010 (Our blend entirely from head-pruned, dry-farmed vineyard blocks; 91-94 points, Rhone Report)
  • 1 bottle of Tannat 2010 (The intensely structured, smoky grape which we introduced into California, 90 points Wine Advocate)
  • 1 bottle of Roussanne 2011 (A varietal bottling of our most important white grape, rich and honeyed yet vibrant; 90-93 points, Rhone Report)
  • 1 bottle of Vermentino 2011 (An intensely citrusy and mineral grape with surprising lushness from the powerful 2011 vintage)
  • Read complete tasting notes on the Tablas Creek blog.

Spring 2012:

  • 1 bottle of Panoplie 2009 (Our elite red wine from our lowest-yielding vintage ever, available only to VINsiders. 95 Tanzer's IWC; 96+ Rhone Report)
  • 1 bottle of Grenache 2009 (Powerful Grenache fruit balanced by bright acids and chalky tannins; 90+ Wine Advocate, 91 Tanzer's IWC)
  • 1 bottle of Cotes de Tablas 2010 (The follow-up to our Wine Spectator "Top 100" 2009, showing the bright spiciness of Grenache balanced by the cool restraint of the 2010 vintage.)
  • 1 bottle of Antithesis 2010 (Crisp, minerally Chardonnay from an exceptionally cool vintage; 90-92 Wine Advocate; 90 Tanzer's IWC)
  • 1 bottle of Grenache Blanc 2010 (A varietal bottling of the zesty white Rhone grape that we introduced to California; 91 Tanzer's IWC)
  • 1 bottle of Cotes de Tablas Blanc 2010 (Our showcase for Viognier, balanced by Grenache Blanc's acids and mineral; 90 Wine Advocate; 90 Tanzer's IWC; 92 James Suckling)
  • Read complete tasting notes on the Tablas Creek blog.

Fall 2011:

  • 2 bottles of Esprit de Beaucastel 2009 (Our flagship red wine from the intense, low-yielding 2009 vintage; 94 Rhone Report; 94 Suckling; 93 Tanzer's IWC; 91-94 Wine Advocate)
  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 2010 (Our flagship white from the rich, elegant 2010 vintage; 93 Tanzer's IWC; 94 Rhone Report; 90-92 Wine Advocate)
  • 1 bottle of En Gobelet 2009 (Our second-ever blend entirely from head-pruned, dry-farmed lots of Mourvedre, Grenache and Tannat; 93 Tanzer's IWC; 93 Rhone Report; 92 Wine Advocate)
  • 1 bottle of Picpoul 2010 (Our third-ever varietal Picpoul; rich, tangy and tropical; 91 Suckling)
  • 1 bottle of Marsanne 2010 (Our first-ever Marsanne, beautifully mineral, slightly floral and remarkably elegant; 90 Tanzer's IWC; 90 Rhone Report)
  • Read complete tasting notes on the Tablas Creek blog.

Spring 2011:

  • 1 bottle of Panoplie 2008 (Our elite red wine, available only to VINsiders. 96 Wine Advocate; 94 Tanzer's IWC)
  • 1 bottle of Grenache 2008 (Bright and pure with cherry Grenache fruit; 92 Wine Advocate, 91 Tanzer's IWC)
  • 1 bottle of Syrah 2008 (A mineral-driven, spicy Syrah; 93 Wine Advocate, 91+ Tanzer's IWC)
  • 1 bottle of Rosé 2010 (Our always-in-demand Mourvèdre-based Rosé)
  • 1 bottle of Grenache Blanc 2009 (A varietal bottling of the white Rhone grape that we introduced to California; 90 Tanzer's IWC)
  • 1 bottle of Vermentino 2010 (Intensely citrusy and mineral; a wonderful summer grape; 90 Wine Advocate)
  • Read complete tasting notes on the Tablas Creek blog.

Fall 2010:

  • 2 bottles of Esprit de Beaucastel 2008 (Our flagship red wine from the beautiful 2008 vintage; 91-93 from Parker)
  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 2009 (Our flagship white from the tiny, intense 2009 vintage; 92-94 from Parker)
  • 1 bottle of Mourvèdre 2008 (A varietal rendition of Mourvèdre almost Pinot Noir-like in its elegance; just 675 cases produced)
  • 1 bottle of Vermentino 2009 (The tangy vibrancy of Vermentino melded with the power of 2009)
  • 1 bottle of Bergeron 2009 (Just 450 cases produced of this bright, minerally Roussanne made in the model of the Savoie "bergeron" Roussannes)
  • Read complete tasting notes on the Tablas Creek blog.

Spring 2010:

  • 1 bottle of Panoplie 2007 (Our elite red wine made only in great years and available only to VINsiders. 96-98 Robert Parker; 95 Steve Tanzer)
  • 1 bottle of Grenache 2007 (92 Parker; 92 Tanzer; 92 Wine Spectator)
  • 1 bottle of Syrah 2007 (A blockbuster Syrah from an amazing vintage; 92 Parker; 91 Tanzer)
  • 1 bottle of Rosé 2009 (Our always-in-demand Mourvèdre-based Rosé)
  • 1 bottle of Grenache Blanc 2008 (Just 565 cases made of this vibrant Grenache Blanc; 89 Tanzer)
  • 1 bottle of Roussanne 2008 (Intense character from a great vintage; just 350 cases produced; 90-92 Parker and 90 Tanzer)
  • Read complete tasting notes on the Tablas Creek blog.

Fall 2009:

  • 2 bottles of Esprit de Beaucastel 2007 (Our signature red wine from the blockbuster 2007 vintage; 95-97 Parker; 94 Wine Spectator; 94 Tanzer)
  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 2008 (Just 1800 cases made of our signature Roussanne-based white wine; 6 months before national release; 90-92 Parker; 92 Tanzer)
  • 1 bottle of En Gobelet 2007 (A special cuvée from head-pruned, dry-farmed sections of the vineyard; 92 Tanzer)
  • 1 bottle of Picpoul Blanc 2008 (Our third-ever bottling of this white Rhone whose name translates as "lip stinger": bright, fresh and tropical)
  • 1 bottle of Bergeron 2008 (A 100% Roussanne made in the model of the great Bergeron Roussannes from the Savoie; 90 Tanzer)

Spring 2009:

  • 1 bottle of Panoplie 2006 (Our elite red wine made only in great years and available only to VINsiders. 95 Robert Parker; 94 Steve Tanzer)
  • 1 bottle of Côtes de Tablas 2006 (A great value from a terrific Grenache vintage; 91 Tanzer)
  • 1 bottle of Grenache 2006 (Our first-ever varietal Grenache; spicy and fruity; just 500 cases made. 91 Tanzer)
  • 1 bottle of Rosé 2008 (Our always-in-demand Mourvèdre-based Rosé)
  • 1 bottle of Grenache Blanc 2007 (Just 350 cases made of this vibrant Grenache Blanc; 90 Tanzer)
  • 1 bottle of Roussanne 2007 (Intense character from a great vintage; just 350 cases produced; 91-93 Parker and 90 Tanzer)

Fall 2008:

  • 2 bottles of Esprit de Beaucastel 2006 (Our signature red wine from the powerful, elegant 2006 vintage; 93 from Wine Spectator and #50 wine of 2009; 93 from Tanzer; 92 from Robert Parker)
  • 1 bottle of Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 2007 (Just 2100 cases made of our signature Roussanne-based white wine; 6 months before national release; 93 from Parker; 92 from Tanzer)
  • 1 bottle of Syrah 2006 (A limited 750-case bottling of our lush, spicy Syrah; 90 from Parker)
  • 1 bottle of Counoise 2006 (Only our third-ever bottling of this traditional Rhone blending grape: bright and vibrantly fruity for drinking young)
  • 1 bottle of Vermentino 2007 (The pure, citrusy fruit of this perennial favorite is great for summer; just 450 cases produced; Parker 90 points: “exquisite”)

Other Wine Club-Related Information:

Events

Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience 2/15

Join Tablas Creek and the 50 other members of the Paso Robles Chapter of the Rhone Rangers for the 2015 Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience, including a "Rhone Essentials" seminar moderated by Matt Kettmann, Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast Magazine, a Vintners' Lunch from Chef Maegen Loring, a Grand Tasting and a Silent Auction. Details & More Events »


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 »


On the Tablas Blog

Toasting the 49ers "Appellation 49"

January 24, 2015
By Robert Haas
Just after Christmas, Jason and I had the fun and honor to be invited to pour Tablas Creek for guests at the last 49ers game of the season. The sparkling new Levi's Stadium has built-in wine bars incorporated into their club boxes, and the team invites eight wineries each week to show their wines to the fans sitting in that section. Read More »