Tamarack Spicebox 2012
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.
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.
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.