Tamarack Cellars 2010 Sangiovese, Columbia Valley, $25

By on February 22, 2014

tamarack-cellars-sangiovese-bottleWalla Walla vintner Ron Coleman shortened the cold soak from 72 hours to 48 hours and moved from Candy Mountain to Red Mountain in 2010 for this all-Sangiovese bottling, which also taps into Blue Mountain Vineyard (20%) in the Walla Walla Valley. The nose offers hints of black cherry, toasted oak, thyme, ground savory and a stroll through the alley of a spice souk. There’s a big entry of cherry-skin tannins backed with rich dark cherry and strawberry. It wouldn’t be a true Sangiovese without an abundance of food-friendly acidity, and the finish of pomegranate and cranberry makes this ideal company for a slab of lasagna or osso buco.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 200 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%


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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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