Tamarack Firehouse Red 2014
|Region||United States, Washington, Columbia Valley|
Polished and expressive, with minty overtones to the dark berry flavors, hinting at chocolate as the smooth finish persists. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah , Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Counoise. Drink now through 2021. 18,000 cases made.
Always a terrific value in just about every vintage, the 2014 Firehouse Red (29% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Syrah and the rest an assortment of varieties) gives up charming notes of black cherries, blackberries, wild herbs, licorice and vanilla in a plump, medium-bodied, thoroughly enjoyable package. Drink it over the coming 2-4 years.
A tribute to the art of blending, this wine is a mix of 10 different varieties with none making up even a third of the blend. It leads with aromas of plummy blue fruit, smoke, vanilla and herbs followed by plump fruit flavors and lightly grippy tannins.