Tamarack Cellars 2017 'Firehouse Red' Columbia Valley
Item Number: 14397
Sub Region: Columbia Valley
Appellation/AVA: Columbia Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 33% Syrah / 27% Cabernet Sauvignon / 18% Merlot / 11% Cabernet Franc / 3% Mourvedre / 2% Grenache, Sangiovese and Petite Sirah
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Aging Notes: Firehouse Red is aged in 40% new oak barrels, mostly French and American oak with a touch of Hungarian oak, and 60% 2nd and 3rd vintage barrels.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes are gently crushed and dropped into 1.5 ton bins, cold soaked 24 to 48 hours, then inoculated with a variety of yeasts, hand-punched, and pressed directly to barrel, where the wine finishes both primary and secondary fermentation. Only after one year in barrel do the individual lots of wine that compose the Firehouse Red get blended.
Tasting Notes: Tamarack Firehouse Red shows dark fruit on the nose, including ripe raspberry and blackberry with notes of cocoa, anise and a soft, round midpalate. Grippy tannins give way to black cherry and baking spices with herbal notes, followed by sweet BBQ sauce ribs, and oregano with relaxed, dusty tannins.