2008 Tercero Grenache Larner Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Ynez Valley
Drink between 2012 - 2019 (Edit)
CT89.8 29 reviews
Label borrowed from 2010
Label borrowed from 2012
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Community Tasting Notes 28

  • JonnyG Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 24, 2019 - Wine Tandems Night (Sets of Mini-Verticals) (The Grand Room at Industrial Eats, Buellton, CA): Impressively fresh and energetic, with compact notes of tart red fruit, some pepper and a touch of oak. Patience rewarded, though no rush.

  • brigcampbell wrote: 91 points

    September 19, 2014 - Popped for International Grenache day, didn't even know there was a day but I celebrate it about once a month.

    I've had these buried in the closet because I didn't want to open them too early and I'm glad I waited, they're starting to blossom.

    Very dark in color, showing as youthful. The fruit profile on the palate and nose is distinctly dark blackberry like the kind I would pick as a kid, good memories flooding back. The wine is still framed by significant structure of maturing tannins and acidity filled with the blackberry, white pepper, sage, and dried brush. I only decanted this for an hour but I'm sure it would benefit from more air but there won't be any left after the gang figures this one out.

  • grafstrb wrote: 89 points

    September 8, 2014 - -- cracked and poured --
    -- tasted non-blind over approx. 3 hours --

    NOSE: ripe red & purple berries; not funky; bit of a tart or high-toned aspect --- maybe alcohol?; pretty straightforward; a bit red berry jammy after a couple hours open.

    BODY: ruby-violet color of medium to medium-deep depth; medium bodied.

    TASTE: ripe boysenberry and blackberry; a cherry note presents itself on some sips, too; very fine tannins grip the front and mid palates; medium acidity; hint of dried herbs on the finish, which is of medium to medium-strong intensity; still seems young; paired very nicely with braised beef roast; 14.9% alc. was initially well-hidden, but did become noticeable after a couple hours open; medium complexity; better with food than without; slight hint of leather after approx. 2.5 hours. Drink now - 2016.

    50, 5, 11, 16, 7 = 89

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  • MillerRoad Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 16, 2014 - Still drinking very well. Nice fruit, mostly sweet raspberry. Some smoke and wood, and a little pepper. Nice acidity. Medium weight. Drank over 3 nights with little change.

  • Ridgerunner Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 19, 2014 - I am a huge fan of these wines and where they are going!

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #10, 12/4/2011 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2011, IWC Issue #159 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Exploring California's Central Coast (Aug 2011) (link)

    (Tercero Greanache Larner Vineyard Ballard Canyon) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/27/2011 (link) 90 points

    (Tercero Grenache Larner Vineyard) Stemmy, a little menthol nose; tart red berry, pepper, graphite palate, needs 2-3 years; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Tercero
  • Varietal Grenache
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Larner Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Ynez Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 15 (18%)
  • Consumed 67 (82%)

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