VINsider Club Shipments

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

En Primeur Tasting and Futures Offering

On December 6th, all VINsiders are invited to join Tablas Creek's owners and winemakers for our 10th annual En Primeur Tasting and Futures Offering. Taste the 2013 Esprit de Tablas and 2013 Panoplie, discuss the vintage, and enjoy a seasonal dish created to pair with the wines. The $30 cost to attend the event is refundable on any en primeur purchase. Register for one of two sessions (10:30am or 1:30pm)  More information »


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 »

Montana opens to direct shipping

We have received our direct shipping license for the great state of Montana. Residents are now eligible to order wine or sign up for one of our wine clubs. Up next? Massachusetts, where shipping licenses will be issued starting January 1st! More direct shipping news »


On the Tablas Blog

Harvest 2014 Recap: Yields up 5.2% (though still below average); Quality excellent

October 19, 2014
On Wednesday, October 15th we picked the last batch of Roussanne off of our estate. And just like that, we're done picking for the year. It doesn't feel like we're finished, as we're still pressing off bins of reds, the cellar still smells like crush, and the vineyard's colors are still more green than gold. Read More »