VINsiders are invited to join Tablas Creek's winemakers for the ninth annual barrel tasting and sale en primeur of Tablas Creek's remarkable red wines from the outstanding 2012 vintage. Offering wine en primeur is a time-honored French tradition most often associated with first-growth Bordeaux estates. In outstanding vintages, valued customers are offered the opportunity to secure a limited quantity of sought-after wines at a special price in advance of bottling and subsequent general release.
On December 6th, all VINsiders are invited to join Tablas Creek's winemakers at one of two sessions (10:30am or 1:30pm) to taste the 2013 Esprit de Tablas and 2013 Panoplie, to discuss the vintage, and to enjoy a seasonal dish created to pair with the wines. The $30 cost to attend the event is refundable on any en primeur purchase.
Whether or not they attend the tasting, VINsiders may order futures at the exclusive 30% discount off eventual release price. VINsiders should have received an invitation to the futures tasting and en primeur offering in the mail in early November. If you missed yours, you can download one here. En primeur orders must be received by Monday, December 8th.
We are excited for the Fall 2014 VINsider Club shipment, highlighted by the 2012 Esprit de Tablas and 2012 Esprit de Tablas Blanc. The Classic Mix is below; for information on the red-only and white-only shipments, click here:
The Fall 2014 shipment will ship out the week of September 22nd. Will-call members will be able to pick-up their shipments here at the winery beginning Friday, September 19th.
Now is the time to update your billing or shipping information to ensure on-time delivery of your shipment. You may use our VINsider Update Form, or contact us via email at email@example.com or by phone at 805.237.1231 x30.
The shipment’s cost of $213.60, plus applicable shipping and taxes, reflects as always a 20% VINsider discount off the retail prices of the wines.
We are excited to now offer, in addition to our classic mix of red and white wines (and the occasional dry rosé) in each shipment, options for VINsider club members who prefer red-only and white-only shipments. Like our classic mix, the red-only and white-only options are selected from small-production lots, special blends, and sneak previews. Current VINsider Club members can select red-only or white-only options on the VINsider Update Form, and prospective new members can choose their preferred color mix when they register on the VINsider Sign-Up Form.
Please note that due to the limited supplies of our library wines, we cannot offer red-only or white-only options for our fall Collector's Edition shipments, although Collector's Edition members are welcome to choose red-only or white-only for their spring shipments.
If you have any questions about our different color mix options, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805.237.1231 x30.
This tasting is open only to VINsiders (complimentary) and their invited guests (up to 4 guests - $15/person). Attendees receive an additional 5% discount on the wines in the shipment at this event only. Contact us at 805.237.1231 x30 or email@example.com to reserve your preferred time slot or more information. Other upcoming events »
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 »
The Collector's Edition is full for 2014. Members who were on the waiting list have received notice of whether they were upgraded or whether they remain on the waiting list. VINsiders interested in the Collector’s Edition for 2015 should upgrade their membership. We hope to be able to add members in advance of the fall 2015 shipment, and members will be added to the Collector's Edition in the order in which their requests are received.
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 »
This holiday season, choose from 5 gift packages, all with shipping included in a gift box. We even have an epicurean pack including our organic estate olive oil that we can ship to all 50 states! Details & more gift ideas »
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 »
November, 21 2014
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