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2017 Tablas Creek Vineyard Le Complice

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January 17, 2021 - $36

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RATINGS

94Vinous / IWC

Fresh and sharply focused on the nose, displaying vibrant, spice-tinged red and black currant, raspberry and cherry aromas and a deeper suggestion of licorice. Stains the palate with sappy red and dark berry, spicecake and floral pastille flavors sharpened by an exotic suggestion of blood orange. Silky tannins add shape to a very long, focused finish that leaves zesty red fruit and exotic spice notes behind.

92The Wine Advocate

...spicy, perfumed nose of orange peel, dried rose petals, warm earth, peppered meats and garrigue with Bing cherries, rhubarb, cranberry and blackberries...medium to full-bodied...oodles of savory nuances...good freshness, finishing long with herb-laced berries.

91Jeb Dunnuck

...blackberries, black olive, bacon fat, and spice. It's medium-bodied, with a supple, elegant, balanced style as well as a great finish.

REGION

United States, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles

Paso Robles AVA is midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and it is considered one of the West Coast’s most exciting winemaking regions. With its hot, sometimes searingly dry and sunny weather, it is especially good country for growing warm climate grapes such as Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Because many Paso Robles wineries have been successful with blending these grapes into Rhone Valley-style wines, it is known as the Rhone zone of California. The AVA was created in 1983 and there are 32,000 vineyard acres. In late 2014 the AVA was divided into 11 smaller sub-appellations, so starting with 2015 vintages labeling will become more specific on Paso Robles wines, which will now also list sub-appellations. Located in San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles, the town and its surrounding area, was traditionally a farming and ranching region. But from a few dozen wineries in the early 1990s to more than 200 today, the area is quickly becoming known for wine and risk-taking winemakers.