VINsider News & Updates

Spring 2014 VINsider Shipment

We are excited for the Spring 2014 VINsider club shipment, highlighted by the 2011 Panoplie. The shipment includes:

  • 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" and 94 points Tanzer's IWC)
  • 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 88-90 Wine Advocate)
  • 1 bottle of Côtes de Tablas 2012 (Our showcase for the bright spiciness of mountain-grown Grenache fruit; 91-93 Wine Advocate and 91-92 Tanzer's IWC)
  • 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 89-91 Wine Advocate)
  • 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 89-91 Wine Advocate)
  • 1 bottle of Grenache Blanc 2012 (A varietal bottling of the zesty white Rhone grape that we introduced to California; 90 Tanzer's IWC)
  • For copmlete tasting and production notes, click here.

The Spring 2014 shipment shipped out Tuesday, March 18th. Will-call members may now pick-up their shipments here at the winery.

If you need to change your billing or shipping information, you may use our VINsider Update Form. If you need help with your membership number or are unsure what information we have on file for you, feel free to contact us via email at vinsider@tablascreek.com, or by phone at 805.237.1231 x30.

The shipment’s cost of $191.20, plus applicable shipping and taxes, reflects as always a 20% VINsider discount off the retail prices of the wines. 

Spring 2014 VINsider Shipment Tasting Party Sunday, April 13th

One benefit of the VINsider Wine Club is the opportunity, after each semi-annual shipment to taste the wines in the shipment, learn what new projects we've been working on, and spend some unhurried time with the Tablas Creek winemakers and management. On Sunday, April 13th we closed the tasting room to the public and dedicated it to our wine club members. VINsiders reserved a specific time slot (10:30am, 12noon, 1:30pm or 3pm) and we took each group through the results of the 2013 harvest, our thoughts on the warm, dry winter, our expanded Biodynamic efforts and a tasting of the wines in the spring VINsider shipment. We served a small dish to pair with the whites and another with the reds.

Attendees received a day-of-the-event only extra 5% discount on additional purchases of the wines in the shipment. These tastings are open to VINsider members only (complimentary) and their invited guests (up to 4 guests-$15/person).  Other upcoming events »

VINsider Wine Club Collector’s Edition Full for 2013

Collector’s Edition members have exclusive access to library vintages of Esprit de Beaucastel wines that we have aged in ideal conditions in our own cellars since the 2003 vintage. Members also receive an increased allocation of our newest Esprit wines. Collector's Edition details »

Collector's Edition membership for the 2013 shipment is full.  VINsiders interested in the Collector’s Edition for 2014 should upgrade their membership.  We hope to be able to add members in advance of the fall 2014 shipment, and members will be added to the Collector's Edition in the order in which their requests are received. 

Other Wine Club-Related Information:

Events

Rhone Rangers Mourvèdre Tasting Tuesday, May 6th

Tablas Creek will host 15 Paso Robles' Rhone Ranger wineries pouring their best Mourvèdre along with small bites, gourmet cheese and live music! Tickets (presale only) are $15.  The event is from 5:30pm - 7:30pm  Tickets »


Tablas Creek News

$10 Flat-Rate Shipping for April

We know that shipping wine can add up, and we want to make it easier for you to enjoy our wines. So from now until the end of April, each order we receive, from a bottle of wine to two cases or more, will be shipped anywhere we ship for just $10. The more you order, the more you save! There are no limits to this offer, so use the opportunity to send wine to yourself, your family or your friends. Details »


On the Tablas Blog

Spring 2014 VINsider shipment food pairing dinner

April 16, 2014
by: Lauren Cross
We asked two chefs to put together six dishes, one for each new wine, so that our tasting room and wine club staff could get first hand experience with the different affinities of each wine and thereby more easily discuss food pairings with our guests.  Read More »