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Tamarack Cellars Syrah Columbia Valley 2004

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baked plum, roasted mocha and earth aromas open to dark cherry and boysenberry flavors with mineral and toasted currant. A big wine with lots of structure, great fruit and complexity with a jammy, fleshy core and sweet, intense tannins.

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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: Nick75
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09/25/2009

I've been a fan of the firehouse red from tamarack for a while so i thought i would give the syrah a shot. opened the first one the other night at dinner with my 4 year old daughter and 2 year old son. my daughter asked me "daddy - why do you only drink wine at dinner?" given how much i was enjoying this syrah, i didn't have a good answer for her.


External Reviews for Tamarack Cellars Syrah Columbia Valley

External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
07/24/2009

baked plum, roasted mocha and earth aromas open to dark cherry and boysenberry flavors with mineral and toasted currant. A big wine with lots of structure, great fruit and complexity with a jammy, fleshy core and sweet, intense tannins.


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Source: AmericanWinery.com
04/10/2008

I wanna be formal, but I'm also here to party! This Syrah is great in that it is sophisticated in it's flavor and structure yet tasty and delicious. Aromas of toffee and coffee are delicious while the tastes jumps from that point with nice dark red fruit. Well done!!!


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
04/10/2008

2004 was a tough vintage for many Walla Walla vineyards, due to a record winter freeze. This Syrah seems none the worse for wear, bearing some classic Walla Walla Syrah characteristics and showing very nicely. The nose is a great rich blend of cinnamon and licorice, earth and baked goods. There is a burst of berries as I take my first sip, leading to notes of toffee and nutmeg that lead to a jammy and ripe finish.


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
04/18/2008

Although the nose was a little hot at first, this wine turned out to have good structure, with notes of vanilla, toffee, and hints of bitter apple. Good tannins. Solid wine.



baked plum, roasted mocha and earth aromas open to dark cherry and boysenberry flavors with mineral and toasted currant. A big wine with lots of structure, great fruit and complexity with a jammy, fleshy core and sweet, intense tannins.

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