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2008 Dacalier De La Terre

Red Rhone Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Lake County
Drink between 2011 - 2015 (Edit)
CT89.1 114 reviews
Label borrowed from 2009
Label borrowed from 2009
Label borrowed from 2009

Community Tasting Notes 109

  • Old Doug Likes this wine: 91 points

    May 4, 2021 - Clear, light-medium ruby color; nose of surprisingly young, vibrant fruit with the barest hint of menthol. Palate heavy on cherry - redfruits into plum, some black currant, spicy finish with some cloves in there somewhere, all with a still-substantial acidic backbone.

    Tough Wine Department: this bottle never had true climate-controlled storage. In 2012 we moved, and a few cases of wine got stored at a sister-in-law's house. The cases got lost in the shuffle, and spent years in their basement, which included a Georgia summer when the building was open to the elements during major renovations - so a few months of relatively high heat with probably 50 days above 90°F or 32°C.

    You just never know...

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Chrisinroch Likes this wine:

    May 15, 2017 - Still delicious, no sign of fading. Visually Appears to be a lighter style, but really well balanced. Easy to drink. Down to my last one

  • floydtp wrote: 91 points

    August 31, 2016 - Still drinking well with no signs of decline.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • dsgris Likes this wine: 89 points

    March 10, 2016 - Medium ruby, earthy nose. Dry, ripe fruit showing some stemmy tannins. Down to my last two bottles, this has been a good run and a go to wine. Medium body and stony fruit, somewhat restrained ripe plums.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • dsgris Likes this wine: 89 points

    December 13, 2015 - Medium garnet with barnyard and ripe cherry nose. Well balanced, light acid, ripe plums with some stone fruit bitters and smooth tannnis. Still going strong and better on the second night.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/14/2010 (link) 89 points

    (Dacalier De La Terre) Medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; herbal, tart red fruit, smoke, raspberry, chai nose; tart red berry, tart plum, smoke palate with good acidity; medium finish (81% Grenache, 14% Carignan, 5% Syrah)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Dacalier
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation De La Terre
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Lake County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 64 (10%)
  • Consumed 607 (90%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

chicken and chanterelles, crackers, grilled salmon, ham & cheese, herb hummus, roast beef

Who Likes This Wine

96% Like It  25 votes

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