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Tamarack Firehouse Red
Tamarack Cellars
United States - Washington - Columbia Valley

Aromas of dried cherry and graham cracker pie crust that waft from the glass. On the palate, flavors of blueberry, cranberry and dried oregano are followed by nicely integrated oak and mellow tannins.

Specifications
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
31% Merlot, 27% Syrah, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 7% Mourvèdre, 4% Grenache, 2% Sangiovese, 1% Petit Verdot, and 1% Counoise (2016)
Vinification
Crushed gently and dropped into 1.5 ton bins, cold soaked 24 to 48 hours, then inoculated with a variety of yeasts, handpunched and pressed directly to barrel, where the wine finishes both primary and secondary fermentation. Only after one year in barrel do the individual lots get blended. Aged in 40% new oak barrels, mostly French and American oak with a compliment of Hungarian oak, and 60% 2nd and 3rd vintage barrels.

Reviews and News

2014 Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red - 89 PTS - WE

2014 Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red - 89 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 89 pts"A tribute to the art of blending, this wine is a mix of 10 different varieties with none making up even a third of the blend. It leads with aromas of plummy blue fruit, smoke, vanilla and herbs followed by plump fruit flavors and lightly grippy tannins."
- Wine Enthusiast (May 2016), 89 pts

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2013 Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red - 89 PTS - VINOUS

2013 Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red - 89 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"Dark red. Inviting floral lift to the aromas of dark cherry, herbs and licorice. Silky in texture, with its berry and fresh herb flavors complemented by harmonious sweet oak. Finishes with suave, slightly drying tannins. A very successful blend of 11 (!) varieties. - Stephen Tanzer"
- Vinous (November 2015), 89 pts

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2012 Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red - 90 PTS - WE

2012 Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red - 90 PTS - WE

wa90"Tamarack's Firehouse Red incorporates 12 different grapes in the blend, though most are in tiny percentages. Nonetheless the wine is focused and deep, with luscious boysenberry, licorice and dark chocolate flavors wrapping together in a complex and textural whole. - Paul Gregutt"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (July 1st 2014), 90 pts + Editor's Choice

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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 ...
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