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2008 Larkmead Firebelle

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 94 WA
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 71320-2008-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$75.00

This is a final sale item

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    (55% merlot, 27% cabernet sauvignon and 18% malbec): Ruby-red. Plum, dark chocolate and licorice on the nose, plus a whiff of woodsmoke. Lush and sweet, with a distinctly glyceral texture and attractive gravelly lift to the dark raspberry and tobacco flavors. The tannins arrive late, allowing the wine to expand on the aftertaste. I like this.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2011
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2008 Firebelle (55% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Malbec; 1,050 cases produced) exhibits a dense opaque purple color as well as a sweet bouquet of creme de cassis, white chocolate and cocoa, great fruit, purity and intensity, a full-bodied, layered mouthfeel and elegance and finesse. Already evolved, complex and delicious, it should continue to drink well for a decade or more. This is an estate where the 2008 may actually eclipse the 2007.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: Dbluband
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Drink Dates: 2010-2020
    Author: flwine
  • Self | Rating: 91

    20 minute decant, needed more time. Nothing strong about this wine at this moment, too much of a fruit bomb overpowering any real class this wine can offer. notes of cocoa and creme de cassis. Still needs time in bottle.
    Author: rdalehite

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 229 bottles owned
  • 42 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 42 collectors)