Wahluke Slope is backbone of Washington wine industry

By on July 24, 2016

Tamarack Cellars 2014 Cabernet Franc, Wahluke Slope, $30

tamarack-cellars-cabernet-franc-nv-bottleRon Coleman is closing in on 20 years of winemaking in the Walla Walla Valley, and he’s focused Tamarack Cellars’ latest release of Cabernet Franc on Weinbau Vineyard, a historic site within one of Washington state’s hottest growing regions. That helps to explain why there is just a touch of mint in this Cabernet Franc that’s focused on lots of rich fruit amid a balanced structure. Aromas of dark cherry, black currant, blueberry and French oak vanilla spice carry into a creamy mouth feel of black currant, elderberry and blueberry. Fine-grained tannins and raspberry acidity are capped by a touch of chocolate.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 1,200 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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