Tamarack Cellars 2016 Merlot, Columbia Valley
Item Number: 16489
Sub Region: Columbia Valley
Appellation/AVA: Columbia Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 90% Merlot / 8% Cabernet Sauvignon / 2% Petit Verdot
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.3
Case Production: 1,148
Winemaker Notes: The grapes are crushed gently and dropped by gravity into 1.5 ton bins, cold soaked 48 hours minimum, and then inoculated with a variety of yeasts. The wine is then hand-punched and pressed directly to barrel where it finishes both primary and secondary fermentations, seeing 20 months in oak (55% new oak and 45% neutral). The individual lots of wine that comprise the Merlot are kept separate for at least 12 months before they are blended.
Tasting Notes: This Merlot shows notes of dark fruit, including raspberry, cranberry and blackberry, followed by hints of bacon, leather and tobacco. The palate brings a rich, full mouthfeel with tart notes of rhubarb and a dynamic yet smooth finish.