VINsider News & Updates

Fall 2016 VINsider Shipment

We are pleased to announce the Fall 2016 VINsider Club shipment, highlighted by the 2014 Esprit de Tablas and 2014 Esprit de Tablas Blanc. It also includes a library release of the 2012 Esprit de Tablas, two compelling blends and one single-varietal bottling. The Classic Mix is below; information on the red-only and white-only shipments is on our club shipments page.

Fall 2016 (Classic Mix)

  • 1 bottles 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)
  • 1 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")
  • 1 bottle of En Gobelet 2014 (Our blend sourced exclusively from dry-farmed, head-trained vineyard blocks; 93-95 Vinous, "wild, highly complex")
  • 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)

If you need to your make any changes to your account: update a new shipping address (an adult signature is required) or a new credit card you can email your changes to vinsider@tablascreek.com, call us at 805.237.1231, or update your VINsider information online.

The shipment’s cost of $220.00, plus applicable shipping and taxes, reflects as always a 20% VINsider discount off the retail prices of the wines in the shipment. If you’ve requested to pick up your shipment here at the winery, it will be available September 23rd, 2016.  If you've requested to have your shipment sent to you it will be shipped on October 18th.  The Fall VINsider Tasting Party will be October 2nd.

Red-Only and White-Only Options

We are excited to 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 vinsider@tablascreek.com or 805.237.1231 x30.

VINsider Wine Club Collector’s Edition for 2016

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.  Members who were on the waiting list in 2015 should have received notice of whether they were upgraded or whether they remain on the waiting list.  VINsiders interested in the Collector’s Edition for 2016 should upgrade their membership.  We hope to be able to add members in advance of the fall 2016 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

Harvest Wine Weekend

October 14th - 16th, 2016
Celebrate Paso Robles Harvest Wine Weekend with Tablas Creek. Join us in the tasting room all weekend for a first look at our flagship Esprit de Tablas wines from the vibrant, powerful 2014 vintage. We will kick off the festival Friday night at McPhee's Grill in Templeton with a four-course, five-wine dinner. For reservations, call us at 805.237.1231 x230 or email events@tablascreek.com. On Saturday, join us in the cellar at Tablas Creek for a series of interactive harvest cellar tours throughout the day. Led by Executive Winemaker Neil Collins, guests will sample wines in various stages of the winemaking process and learn about the 2016 harvest and winemaking at Tablas Creek. Tours will be offered 10:30, 12:00, 2:00 and 3:30 (limited to 20 guests per tour; free to all guests). Details & more events »


Tablas Creek News

Chimney Fire Update

The Chimney Fire is 9 miles to our west, and all roads are open to us. Our tasting room is open and harvest proceeding as normal. Cal Fire update » Visiting »

August Featured Wine: 2015 Vermentino

Each month we feature a wine showing particularly well and offer it at a 10% discount. August's wine is the citrusy 2015 VermentinoDetails »

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

Harvest 2016 Begins!

August 18, 2016
By Jordan Lonborg
The wine grape harvest of 2016 has begun. Early this morning, our first Viognier pick kicked off our estate harvest at Tablas Creek. Our first fruit (also Viognier, from Adelaida Cellars) for the Patelin program came in yesterday. Next week, we expect to bring in more Patelin Viognier from one of Derby's vineyards, Pinot Noir from the Bob Haas's vineyard for our Full Circle Pinot, and some Syrah from Estrella Vineyard for Patelin red. At this stage, we're sampling fruit on a daily basis from several Patelin vineyards and multiple blocks at Tablas Creek to stay ahead of the ripening curve. A few photos from this morning:  Read More »