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Tamarack Cellars Red Blend Columbia Valley Firehouse Red 2008

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Tastes like really, really good red wine. Which varietal is lending which notes? Who cares? Rounded, lush, layered and lovely, the ultimate food wine, pairing well with everything from pasta and pizza to grilled meat and roasted chicken. Bright raspberry, currant, mocha, a touch of pepper spice, soft tannins and a lingering finish… year in and year out, it’s like partying with an old friend.

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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 Red Blend Columbia Valley Firehouse Red

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,201
4.00 5
04/16/2012

Warm, spicy and a bit hot on the nose with chocolate shavings and cigar box notes accenting red raspberry and strawberry fruit. Soft on entry and nicely filled out with boisterous fruit and oak flavors in the big yet still transparent frame. This offers up nice, slightly jammy, slightly chewy fruit in a fun to drink style that finishes a touch coarsely but delivers a lot of flavor. 89pts


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Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.50 5
06/26/2010

As the title says, their is fire in here in the form of nice spiciness. Terrific pairing for pasta with meat sauce. Fruit forward with some well-integrated oak. Great everyday wine.


Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,280
4.00 5
12/05/2010

This has a velvety mouth feel and notes of chocholate covered cherry. Impressive.


Snooth User: kimberlyaurora
649403661
4.00 5
04/30/2013

love this chocolate cherry. luscious red fruits and slightly toasty.


Snooth User: pb271579
55906693
4.00 5
01/11/2011

This is probably one of the best quality to price ratio wines I have found recently. It has all the smoothness and complexity of a more expensive wine for 11.99 at Costco. fantastic.


Snooth User: winereverend
70062526
5.00 5
12/28/2010

#41 on wine spectators list, excellent, well-balanced wine


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Tastes like really, really good red wine. Which varietal is lending which notes? Who cares? Rounded, lush, layered and lovely, the ultimate food wine, pairing well with everything from pasta and pizza to grilled meat and roasted chicken. Bright raspberry, currant, mocha, a touch of pepper spice, soft tannins and a lingering finish… year in and year out, it’s like partying with an old friend.

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