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Tamarack Cellars Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

25 to 33 new wood, all French Glossy on the nose, all freshly crushed berry fruit with a nice hint of balsam and herb. Very well integrated tannins lend this a smooth yet seamless feel. Very perfumed in the mouth with layers of blue flowers, gentle vanilla oak,and cool blue fruit all coming together in a fairly lighter styled, elegant and fresh package. This is quite transparent and fresh with lively tannins. 91ts

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Tamarack Cellars:
Founded in 1998 by Ron and Jamie Coleman, Tamarack Cellars is dedicated to the production of small lot, hand-crafted wines from select vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley, Rattle Snake Hills, Horse Heaven Hills, Wahluke Slope, Yakima Valley, Red Mountain and Columbia Valley appellations. The winery is located in a restored WW II fire station and barracks at the Walla Walla Airport Complex. Pro... Read more
Founded in 1998 by Ron and Jamie Coleman, Tamarack Cellars is dedicated to the production of small lot, hand-crafted wines from select vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley, Rattle Snake Hills, Horse Heaven Hills, Wahluke Slope, Yakima Valley, Red Mountain and Columbia Valley appellations. The winery is located in a restored WW II fire station and barracks at the Walla Walla Airport Complex. Production began in 1998 and is currently up to 12,000 cases for the 2008 vintage. Wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, DuBrul Vineyard Reserve, Syrah, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, and Firehouse Red. Ron Coleman serves as winemaker and general manager. He comes to the job after a long career in the wine industry with experience in wholesale and retail sales, as a sommelier, and through cellar work for Waterbrook and Canoe Ridge wineries. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Tamarack Cellars Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,635
4.50 5
Vintage: 2011 03/03/2014

25 to 33 new wood, all French Glossy on the nose, all freshly crushed berry fruit with a nice hint of balsam and herb. Very well integrated tannins lend this a smooth yet seamless feel. Very perfumed in the mouth with layers of blue flowers, gentle vanilla oak,and cool blue fruit all coming together in a fairly lighter styled, elegant and fresh package. This is quite transparent and fresh with lively tannins. 91ts


Member Reviews for Tamarack Cellars Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,635
4.60 5
Vintage: 2011 03/03/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: kimberlyaurora
649403661
4.00 5
12/26/2012

spicy cherry with oak. i don't know how to describe it but I like the way the tannins don't pucker your mouth or glue to your palatte but are definitely there, but are smooth and balanced. I guess that is what they mean by "structured"


Snooth User: AtlantaWinoBob
9322149
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 09/10/2011

Received in monthly wine club, so not sure what to expect, but Wow! Nice full bodied, fruit filled with soft tannins and a pleasant linger on the palate. Now looking for a case.


Snooth User: KristinsTheIsh
477107102
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 05/27/2010

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Lushsot
380348157
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 04/17/2010

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/26/2013

Dark boysenberry hue, aromas of blueberries, currants and mocha; chewy flavor notes of black plum and olive with integrated, rich tannins over a focused finish. A nice cab franc!


Snooth User: Jessapie
16149042
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 09/29/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Tamarack Cellars Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
02/01/2013

Established in 1998 by Ron and Jamie Coleman in a WWII era Air base Firehouse, Tamarack Cellars has since built a strong reputation for making elegant,structured and very well balanced wines at a fair price. Ron is specializes in Bordeaux styles reds.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 11/19/2013

Four and a half glasses


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
Vintage: 2008 07/06/2011

WS 91pts WA 90pts - Winemaker Notes - Elegant with spiced cherry, plum and caramel, fusing delightfully with a hint of mocha, blackberry and Black Forest Cake on rich tannins and a luscious finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 07/24/2009

elegant with spiced cherry, blackberry and boysenberry mingling pleasingly and lingering seductively with a hint of oak, smooth chocolate and mocha on the structured tannins and fine-grained finish.




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