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Tamarack Merlot 2008

$25.99

SKU 30301

750ml

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Roasted coffee beans and cherry cola aromas. On the palate, bright ripe fruits abound. Sweet plum, cherry and blackberry pie come to mind, layered with vanilla, milk chocolate and rich, velvety tannins.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country United States
Region Washington
Appellation Columbia Valley
Brand Tamarack
Alcohol/vol 14.48%
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastTamarack blends grapes from an astonishing number of sites scattered across the length and breadth of the Columbia Valley, and yet makes wines that are distinctive, polished, generous, and focused. The 2008 Merlot includes 5% each Cabernet Sauvignon and Cab Franc. Its structure is firmly Cab-like, its fruit broadly displayed across the midpalate, a mix of ripe strawberries and cherries dusted with sweet baking spices and cocoa. It's a joyride from start to finish.

Paul Gregutt, April 1, 2012
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorLean, lithe and nicely balanced to play smoky black tea notes around a gentle core of cherry and raspberry fruit. Drink now through 2015. 1,036 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, 2011
  • wa88

Wine AdvocateThe 2008 Merlot contains 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon in its blend. The fruit was sourced from 7 vineyards in 5 AVAs with aging in 50% new, mostly American oak. Notes of cedar, spice box, incense, violets, cassis, and blackberry compose the bouquet of this smooth-textured, savory, ripe Merlot. It can be approached now but has the structure to evolve for another 1-2 years.

Jay Miller, October 2011