Tamarack Cellars 2015 'Firehouse Red' Columbia Valley

Tamarack Cellars 2015 'Firehouse Red' Columbia Valley

Item Number: 11639

UPC: 0-857051000110

Country: USA
Region: Washington
Sub Region: Columbia Valley
Appellation/AVA: Columbia Valley
Vintage: 2015
Grape(s): 29% Merlot / 26% Cabernet Sauvignon / 22% Syrah / 11% Cabernet Franc / 3% Sangiovese / 2% Malbec / 2% Petit Verdot / 2% Grenache / 2% Mourvèdre / 1% Counoise
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.8
Total Acidity: .60
Case Production: 17

Winemaker Notes: Crushed gently and dropped by gravity into small 1.5 ton bins, cold soaked a minimum of 48 hours, then inoculated with a variety of yeasts. Grapes were hand-punched and pressed directly to barrel, where the wine finishes both primary and secondary fermentation, spending 16 months in oak.

Tasting Notes: Deceptively sweet aromas of strawberries, raspberries and rose petals. The flavors are dark, rich, lusciously mouthwatering, with cherries, boysenberries, tart plum skins, hints of leather, sweet pipe tobacco, and coffee beans. The tannins are firm but not edgy, and the finish lingers with just a touch of anise.

Reviews

  • Jeb Dunnuck
    Rating: 88 (4/5/2018)

    Always a good value, the 2015 Firehouse Red is a plump, delicious red that sells for a song. Currants, chocolate, leafy herbs and a hint of vanilla all emerge from this medium-bodied, rounded, pleasure-bent beauty that's ideal for drinking over the coming 2-4 years.