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Tamarack Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2002

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Case Production: 700 cases Blend and Vineyard Sources: * 81% Cabernet Sauvignon o 50% DuBrul Vineyard, Yakima Valley o 12% Sagemoor Vineyard, Columbia Valley o 10% Seven Hills Vineyard Walla Walla Valley o 9% Tapteil Vineyard Red Mountain * 12% Merlot: Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain, Yakima Valley and Columbia Valley * 7% Cabernet Franc: DuBrul Vineyard Yakima Valley Analysis: * pH-3.60 * Total Acidity-0.64 * Alcohol-13.92 Cooperage: 65% new oak, French oak making up about 85% of the new with the remaining an equal mix of new Hungarian and American oak. The barrels are from select coopers, the oak from a variety of forests and the wine remained for 20 months in the barrels. Winemaking: Crushed gently and dropped by gravity into 1.5 ton bins, cold soaked for 24 to 72 hours, then inoculated with a variety of yeasts, hand-punched and pressed directly to barrel where the wine finishes both primary and secondary fermentations. Vintage: A hot summer transitioned into a cool start to harvest, that warmed up as harvest continued and allowed for extended hang time leading to structured and highly extracted wines. A normal Eastern Washington wine grape growing and harvest season. Tasting Notes: Powerful and full bodied with ripe and rich flavors of dark blackberry and chocolate layered with the spicy notes of new French oak. Of all the Tamarack reds, this shows the most length, complexity and balance.

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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

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Snooth User: peterangelo
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4.00 5
11/15/2008

I give this one a 4.o because my father really though it was great, personally I think the firehouse red is an even better tasting wine, Had this wine with Grass fed Steak (once you try grass fed, there is no going back to corn/grain feed). Anyhow Don't remeber the vintage I drink, think it was 2004, but I don't really think you can go wrong with any wine from Tamarack cellars,



Case Production: 700 cases Blend and Vineyard Sources: * 81% Cabernet Sauvignon o 50% DuBrul Vineyard, Yakima Valley o 12% Sagemoor Vineyard, Columbia Valley o 10% Seven Hills Vineyard Walla Walla Valley o 9% Tapteil Vineyard Red Mountain * 12% Merlot: Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain, Yakima Valley and Columbia Valley * 7% Cabernet Franc: DuBrul Vineyard Yakima Valley Analysis: * pH-3.60 * Total Acidity-0.64 * Alcohol-13.92 Cooperage: 65% new oak, French oak making up about 85% of the new with the remaining an equal mix of new Hungarian and American oak. The barrels are from select coopers, the oak from a variety of forests and the wine remained for 20 months in the barrels. Winemaking: Crushed gently and dropped by gravity into 1.5 ton bins, cold soaked for 24 to 72 hours, then inoculated with a variety of yeasts, hand-punched and pressed directly to barrel where the wine finishes both primary and secondary fermentations. Vintage: A hot summer transitioned into a cool start to harvest, that warmed up as harvest continued and allowed for extended hang time leading to structured and highly extracted wines. A normal Eastern Washington wine grape growing and harvest season. Tasting Notes: Powerful and full bodied with ripe and rich flavors of dark blackberry and chocolate layered with the spicy notes of new French oak. Of all the Tamarack reds, this shows the most length, complexity and balance.

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