Tuesday, October 02, 2007

TAMARACK FIREHOUSE RED - 2005

This Columbia Valley, Washington red is a blend of 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 24% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 2% Sangiovese, 1% Carmenere, and 1% Malbec.

TASTING NOTES:

Dark purple-red color with sweet, black fruit on the nose. Cherry, black currant, blackberry and hints of boysenberry, cocoa and charred oak. Thick and concentrated with a firm grip on the palate.

SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:

88 PTS
I wanted to love this wine but it just didn't deliver enough for me to love. It almost tastes somewhat flat on the palate. It smelled better than it tasted. Not too much complexity, just sort of straight ahead black fruit that sits there. Pleasant but left me wanting more. Retails for around $16.

1 Comments:

  • Time to try this wine again. I was also unimpressed with this wine last year. But the wine is really showing off now! It is just bursting with flavors - proof that some wines really do get better with time.

    Cheers!
    William,
    www.wild4washingtonwine.blogspot.com

    By Blogger Wild 4 Wine, at Thursday, February 21, 2008 7:30:00 PM  

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