Tamarack Spicebox 2012

Tamarack Spicebox 2012

SKU 857051000219


After two consecutive years of cooler vintages, normal harvest conditions were prevalent in 2012. Hot days, cool nights and plentiful sun stuck around all summer and throughout harvest. This weather allowed for leisurely ripening which permitted long hang times producing balanced and elegant wines.
Category Red Wine
Region United States, Washington, Columbia Valley
Brand Tamarack
Alcohol/vol 14.12%
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastThis wine features a Grenache/Mourvèdre/Counoise blend (a GMC?), and the three grapes combine beautifully. Sweet berry, clean earth and a touch of minerality are supported by firm acidity. The wine rounds out in the mouth, and continues into a lingering, caramel-streaked finish.

Paul Gregutt, September 1, 2014
  • wa89-91

Wine AdvocateThe only wine tasted out of barrel, the 2012 Spicebox is a Rhone like blend of Grenache, Counoise and Syrah that offers a fruit-forward, delicious style to go with plenty of blackberry, cassis, assorted spices and hints of flowers on the nose. This medium to full-bodied, voluptuous and rich effort will drink nicely on release and over the following 5 to 6 years.

Jeb Dunnuck, June 2014
  • ws87

Wine SpectatorDark and spicy, with a tart edge to the currant and cranberry flavors, finishing a bit hot, with dusky spice notes. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Counoise. Drink now through 2017. 191 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, 2014