Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red 2011
Deceptively sweet aromas of strawberries, raspberries, and rose petals. The flavors are dark, rich, lusciously mouthwatering, with cherries, boysenberries, tart plum skins, hints of leather, sweet pipe tobacco, and coffee beans. The tannins are firm, but not a bit edgy and the finish lingers with just a touch of anise.
26% Merlot, 24% Syrah, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 6% Sangiovese, 5% Malbec, 3% Zinfandel, 1% Grenache, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Counoise, 1% Carmenere. Tamarack Cellars is located in a restored World War II Fire Station and Barracks, at a local airport in Walla Walla, Washington. It is owned and operated by Ron Coleman and his wife, Jamie. They produce small lots of handcrafted wines from select vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain, Rattlesnake Hills, Wahluke Slope, Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley, and Willamette Valley appellations. Tamarack Cellars handcrafts consistently outstanding wines that offer a delicious expression of Washington vineyards' style and elegance for a great price.