Tamarack Cellars 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley
Item Number: 12916
Sub Region: Columbia Valley
Appellation/AVA: Columbia Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 91% Cabernet Sauvignon / 4% Merlot / 3% Cabernet Franc / 2% Petit Verdot
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Case Production: 1910
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: The wine opens with aromas of dark fruit notes, think blackberry and black currant, with a concentrated hint of sage. The palate shows fruit flavors of both black and blue fruit along with notes of understated cedar and dark chocolate. The wine finishes with a long finish of smooth cigar tobacco.