Starting spring 2020, we look forward to offering a new club for collectors of our flagship Esprit de Tablas wines. Each year, members of the Esprit Club will get a case of our current release of Esprit de Tablas, at a club-only 25% discount and with shipping included.
This club will be available as a stand-alone club, or as an addition to VINsider Wine Club/Collector's Edition membership. Joint VINsider/Esprit members will receive a case discount and no-charge shipping included on their spring VINsider shipments.
We will be opening up signups for this new club soon. If you have questions or would like to be notified when membership opens, email email@example.com or call our wine club office at 805.237.1231 x236.
Benefits of the Esprit Club
Esprit Club members get a case of our flagship Esprit de Tablas each spring, at our 25% case discount and, because shipping is included, sent to you at no charge. It's that simple. Members also receive the following benefits:
- Complimentary admission to our annual early-December futures tasting, where members can taste the recent vintage of Esprit and reserve futures on it and our highly allocated Panoplie wine
- Priority notice of limited-seating winemaker dinners, seminars, and tastings
- Complimentary travel concierge service to assist them in planning their travels to France or the Central Coast.
- Free Estate Tasting for you and your guests (up to 6) when you visit the Tablas Creek tasting room
- A 20% member savings (25% on orders of 12 bottles or more) on all additional orders of Tablas Creek wines, whether ordering in person, online, or by phone
- A 20% member savings on Tablas Creek merchandise
- A $20.00 gift certificate for you for each new club member you refer who signs up.
- Membership is free and may be cancelled at any time 30 days prior to the shipment date
- Members receive email notice of upcoming shipments six weeks and two weeks in advance, as well as a tracking number when their package ships from the warehouse
In addition, joint VINsider and Esprit Club members receive the following benefits:
- Your spring VINsider shipment (choose from Classic, Red-only or White-only) charged at the 25% case discount and shipped to you at no charge
- Invitations to our semi-annual shipment tasting parties, where we open the wines in the most recent shipment for members to try, paired with food.
- A complimentary Seated Flight Tasting, for up to four people, when they visit
About the 2017 Esprit de Tablas
The Esprit Club will debut in March 2020 with the 2017 Esprit de Tablas:
- Our flagship red blend, based on Mourvedre, from one of our greatest modern vintages
- 40% Mourvedre, 35% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 5% Counoise
- 93-95 points Vinous, "Deep lurid ruby. Ripe red and blue fruit, Moroccan spice and lavender oil aromas are enlivened by a smoky mineral quality as the wine opens up. Sappy and expansive on the palate, offering vibrant, mineral-tinged black raspberry, cola and spicecake flavors that show excellent clarity and thrust. The mineral and spice notes drive an impressively persistent finish that’s given shape by smooth, slow-building tannins."
- 93-95 points Jeb Dunnuck, "The flagship 2017 Esprit de Tablas is 40% Mourvèdre, 35% Grenache, 20% Syrah and the rest Counoise (which is the same blend as the 2014) and was brought up all in foudre. This is a beautiful vintage for this wine, offering a medium ruby color as well as loads of blackberry fruits, complex violets, spice, blood orange, and floral notes, medium to full body, a layered, seamless texture, and a great finish. It should be approachable right out of the gate."
The price of the shipment will be $540 (a 25% member savings off the list price of $720) plus applicable taxes. Shipping is included in Esprit Club shipments.