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. 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. – Description from milana

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

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  • Do you have a Total Wine near you?  They might be able to get some good ... ... to look out for.  Tamarack Cellars, Kiona, L'Ecole 41, are some that have affordable cabs that are killer.  Oh, Lucha Vino lives in Washington (although he's been scarce on the forum lately), he could help you more than myself.  I live in British Columbia (just no... Read More

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  • I have been lurking for the past few months but have decided to be a contributor in 2015. My interest is in California Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa, Sonoma and Paso Robles-Blends),  Washington Cab Sav & Merlot and some daily drinkers from Chile and Argentina. I have visited Napa, Sonoma and Paso a few times in the past 5 years but look forward to co... Read More

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  • Jon,We (Canadians) had our Thanksgiving in October.  I had a Tamarack Cellars (Washington) Fire House Red.  I work tomorrow and Friday (just regular days here), so most likely won't be opening anything :( Read More

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  • What's everyone opening?No cooking for me this year, but I'll be providing all the wines, probably 10-12 bottles. Have to make final cuts tonight but a couple bottles of Chardonnay, Beaujolais, and Pinot are in the mix.  Read More

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  • Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red 2012

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    This one was such a thrill from the moment I opened the bottle till I finished the last drop. This has to be the finest wine I've tasted this year. Mellow entry, aroma is a burst of grape. Vanilla, raspberry, strawberry and a finish that seems to last forever. WOW Read More

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  • Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red 2011

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    Good blend of blackberry and black cherry, complimented by vibrant acidity with subtle earthy spice notes; fine tannins, moderate finish. Read More

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  • Yesterday I presented a brief overview of Washington state to help put ... balanced wines. 2012 Tamarack Cellars Viognier 13.4% $24 Sourced from Sagemoor Quince, candle wax, a hint of smokiness, earthy floral notes, saffron and a big ginseng, note come together on the nose.  A little sweetness greets the palate and while this retains decent ac... Read More

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  • Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red 2012

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  • Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red 2012

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    29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Syrah, 22% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec, 3% Sangiovese, 2% Grenache, 2% Cinsault, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Counoise, 1% Mourvèdre, 1% CarmenereQuite interesting aromatically with nuanced chocolate, game meat, and tobacco notes adding detail to the core of blueberry and black berry fruit. Bright and fresh on entr... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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