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Tamarack Merlot 2008

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Tamarack Merlot 2008

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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
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Region United States, Washington, 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
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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