Tamarack Cellars 2019 'Firehouse Red' Columbia Valley
Item Number: 16538
Sub Region: Columbia Valley
Appellation/AVA: Columbia Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 30% Cabernet Sauvignon / 22% Merlot / 20% Cabernet Franc / 9% Syrah / 7% Sangiovese / 4% Tempranillo / 3% Petit Verdot / 2% Grenache / 1% each Mourvèdre, Counoise and Nebbiolo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.8
Total Acidity: 5.80g/L
Case Production: 8,492
Vineyard Sources: 25% Tapteil (Red Mountain), 25% Weinbau (Wahluke Slope), 20% Dionysus (Columbia Valley), 20% Ciel du Cheval (Red Mountain), 10% Bacchus (Columbia Valley)
Aging Notes: Firehouse Red is aged in 20% new oak barrels, mostly French and American oak with a compliment of Hungarian oak, and 80% 2nd and 3rd vintage barrels.
Tasting Notes: Notes of red cherry, cedar box and leather highlight the nose, with darker fruit including blackberry emerging at the end as it opens up. On the palate, dark plum and cassis stand out and a pleasing acidity matches up nicely with notes of light barrel toast and medium tannins. Flavors of red raspberry and savory grilled meats stand out on the balanced, lingering finish.