Tamarack Cellars 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley
Item Number: 16082
Sub Region: Columbia Valley
Appellation/AVA: Columbia Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 94% Cabernet Sauvignon / 3% Merlot / 3% Cabernet Franc
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.4
Case Production: 200
Aging Notes: 100% French oak, 65% new and 35% 2nd and 3rd-vintage barrels
Winemaking Notes: The grapes are gently crushed and dropped into 1.5 ton bins for a 24-hour cold soak. The wine is then inoculated with a variety of yeast and hand punched until fermentation slows. The tanks are pressed directly to barrels, where the wine finishes both primary and secondary fermentation. The individual lots of wine that comprise the Cabernet Sauvignon are kept separate for 22 months before they are blended.
Tasting Notes: Notes of deep red fruit, including raspberry, boysenberry and currant on the nose, followed by leather, black pepper and cassis. The palate brings mouth-watering tannins with lingering red fruit, especially red cherry, flavors of rich meats on the midpalate, with a balanced, smooth finish.