Tamarack Cellars 2015 'Firehouse Red' Columbia Valley
Item Number: 11639
Sub Region: Columbia Valley
Appellation/AVA: Columbia Valley
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
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.