Tamarack Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Tamarack Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Item Number: 10948

UPC: 0-857051000134

Country: USA
Region: Washington
Sub Region: Columbia Valley
Appellation/AVA: Columbia Valley
Vintage: 2014
Grape(s): 90% Cabernet Sauvignon / 5% Cabernet Franc / 3% Petit Verdot / 2% Merlot
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.3
Total Acidity: 6.10 g/L
pH: 3.64
Case Production: 2,100

Winemaking Notes: Grapes were gently crushed and dropped by gravity into 1.5 ton bins. Cold soaking lasted between 24 and 72 hours. The grapes were then inoculated with a variety of yeast, punched down by hand, and pressed directly to barrel where the wine finishes both primary and secondary fermentation. The barrels were 100% French oak, 65% new and 35% second and third use. The wine aged for 22 months. The individual lots of wine that compose the Cabernet Sauvignon were kept separate for at least one year before they are blended.

Tasting Notes: The Tamarack Cabernet is a full-bodied wine. Black currant jam, honey glazed dates and black peppered seasoned T-bone steak aromas intertwine with piercing boysenberry, rosemary rack of lamb, balsamic, blue cheese, and bacon wrapped figs. Intriguing tannins extend out over an intricate and balanced finish.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 90 (6/30/2017)

    The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon offers more depth and richness as well as notes of tobacco leaf, black currants, charred earth and chocolate. With medium-bodied richness, sweet tannin and good acidity, it's another solid effort from this estate to drink over the coming 6-7 years.