Tamarack Cellars 2011 Cabernet Franc, Wahluke Slope, $28

By on February 17, 2014

tamarack-cellars-cabernet-franc-bottleDanny Gordon and founding winemaker Ron Coleman continue to focus their attention on venerable Weinbau Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope for their single-variety Cabernet Franc bottling. The nose presents hints of black cherries, espresso and sweet herbs, and there’s a match on the palate. While there are substantial tannins — perhaps the thumbprint of Red Mountain fruit (9%) involved — these Walla Walla airport winemakers made certain there’s plenty of fruit to support that structure. Consider pairing this with lamb chops and mint jelly.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 1,036 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%


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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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