The 2010 vintage saw healthy rainfall after three years of drought. The ample early-season groundwater and a lack of spring frosts produced a good fruit set. A very cool summer delayed ripening by roughly three weeks, with harvest not beginning until mid-September and still less than half complete in mid-October. Warm, sunny weather between mid-October and mid-November allowed the later-ripening varieties to reach full maturity. The long hangtime and cool temperatures combined to produce fruit with intense flavors at low alcohol levels. White whites display bright acids, good concentration and intense saline minerality. Red wines show dark colors, spicy aromatics and granular tannins.
Cruise the Rhone with Tablas Creek
Join founders Robert and Barbara Haas and Winemaker Neil Collins on an intimate river cruise up the Rhone Valley from Avignon to Lyon August 2-9, 2015. Daily shore tours include a behind-the-scenes visit to Chateau de Beaucastel. Details »
Tasting the wines in the fall 2014 VINsider Club shipment
July 15, 2014
Every six months, we send out a six-bottle shipment of wines to the members of our VINsider Wine Club. The fall shipment is highlighted by the newest vintages of our Esprit and Esprit Blanc. Read More »