Tamarack Cellars 2017 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley

Tamarack Cellars 2017 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley

Item Number: 13783

UPC: 0-857051000165

Country: USA
Region: Washington
Sub Region: Columbia Valley
Appellation/AVA: Columbia Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 100% Cabernet Franc
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.1
Case Production: 1176

Winemaking Notes: Crushed gently and dropped into 1.5 ton bins, cold soaked for 24 to 72 hours, then inoculated with a variety of yeasts, hand-punched and pressed directly to barrel where the wine finishes both primary and secondary fermentations. The individual lots of wine that comprise the Cabernet Franc are kept separate for at least one year before they are blended.

Tasting Notes: Aromas of strawberry, rhubarb and seasoned London Broil lead to a streamlined palate of with notes of cherry, chocolate and coppa-wrapped dates that finishes with tranquil tannins.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 87 (5/21/2020)

    The 2017 Cabernet Franc has aromas of dried red fruit and wilted red flower with a soft dustiness. Medium-bodied and spicy on the palate, the fruit expressions take a backseat, leaving me wanting more complexity. It concludes as an uncomplicated quaffer with a straightforward finish that lingers with a tannic edge.
  • Jeb Dunnuck
    Rating: 89 (4/15/2020)

    The soft, supple, charming 2017 Cabernet Franc has lots of ripe black cherry and plummy fruits as well as a touch of chocolatey herbs, medium body, good acidity, and a juicy, oh, so drinkable style. Enjoy it over the coming 4-6 years.