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.
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:
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.