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Tablas Creek Vineyard Le Complice 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: It instantly became one of our favorite Tablas Creek Vineyard wines.

Producer/Winery: Tablas Creek Vineyard; Paso Robles, California.

Grape Variety: Red Rhone Blend – 59% Syrah, 20% Grenache,19% Terret Noir
and 2% Roussanne.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Adelaida District Paso Robles; Central coast, California.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $40.00 (with a club discount)

Purchased From: Tablas Creek Vineyard; Paso Robles tasting room; Paso Robles, California.

Paired With: Pork, potato and cabbage skillet dinner, corn on the cob.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, dark ruby/purple color with a light purple rim. Rich dark fruit aromas with traces of tobacco and chocolate. Smooth entry, intense and unusually fresh and lively mouthfeel, medium body and a 80-grit texture. Cherry, blackberry, black olives and licorice flavors. Abundant bright acidity and firm tannins that got quite grippy in the long tart fruit finish. WOW, potent red blend that oozed character and fruit flavors. This wine can only be called luscious. Yes it’s fruit forward, yes it’s bold and filled with sunshine, but most importantly it’s superbly balanced and the combination of succulent tastes really make it memorable. It instantly became one of our favorite Tablas Creek Vineyard wines.

    Note: This improved so much with each pour we’ll decant the next bottle.

(Clockwise from left): Tablas Creek Vineyard founder Robert Haas, winemaker Neil Collins, Cesar Perrin, Francois Perrin and general manager Jason Haas at Tablas Creek. The vineyard is owned in partnership with the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel.
Photo from Tablas Creek Vineyard.

Comments: Learn more about Tablas Creek Vineyard and their wines.
See also: Other Tablas Creek Vineyard wines we have reviewed.

Alcohol Content: 14.1%

Closure: Aluminum covered 45mm natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Not applicable.