Tamarack Cabernet Franc
Tamarack Cellars
United States - Washington - Columbia Valley

Aromas of strawberry, rhubarb and seasoned London Broil lead to a treamlined palate of with notes of cherry, chocolate and coppa-wrapped dates that finishes with tranquil tannins.

Columbia Valley
Wine Type
100% Cabernet Franc
64% Weinbau Vineyard, Wahluke Slope AVA
31% Ciel du Cheval Vineyard, Red Mountain AVA
5% Tapteil Vineyard, Red Mountain AVA
Crushed gently and dropped 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. The individual lots of wine that comprise the Cabernet Franc are kept separate for at least one year before they are blended.
30% new premier French oak, 30% once filled premier French oak and the remaining in 2nd fill or older French oak .
1,176 (9-liter cases)

Reviews and News

2017 Tamarack Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc - 90 PTS - WS

2017 Tamarack Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc - 90 PTS - WS

wine spectator 90 pts"Sleekly layered, with precise cherry, lead pencil and dusty dill flavors that persist toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2028. 1,176 cases made. — TF"

- Wine Spectator (Web only 2019), 90 pts


2010 Tamarack Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc - 91 PTS - WA

2010 Tamarack Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc - 91 PTS - WA

Wine Advocate 91 Pts"Looking at the 2010s from bottle and a great value, the 2010 Cabernet Franc is a 100% varietal blend that comes from the Weinbau, Ciel du Cheval and Tapteil Vineyards. Aged in 40% new French oak, it offers plenty of toasty red and black fruits, pepper, underbrush and liquid flower-like aromas that give way to a medium to full-bodied, beautifully fresh and focused palate. Elegant and polished, it packs a solid punch of tannin on the finish and will benefit from short-term cellaring. It will have 7-8 years or more of longevity. - JD"

Wine Advocate (Issue# 207, June 2013), 91 pts

Go To Tamarack Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc


Producer Information: Tamarack Cellars

At Tamarack Cellars, the focus is handcrafting pleasantly balanced wines, offered at a fair price. Danny Gordon, now the official “Maker of Wine”, was hired on a year after Ron ...
Read More

Trade Resources