Tamarack Cellars Merlot 2006

Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington

$28.00 $23.99
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Item No. 97726
  • red wine
  • W&S92
  • WE89
  • WS88
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WS88

Winemaker's Notes

A blend of 81% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Cabernet Franc.

Firm and focused on the palate this is one big Merlot. The flavors are almost piercing in their intensity with loads of classic dark cherry and ripe berry that lingers and becomes more intriguing in the mouth with the rich tannins. Huckleberry, black currant and cherry pipe tobacco entice the nose while flavors of chocolate, raspberry, black cherry and a bright acidity coat your tongue. This wine is heavily Red Mountain influenced - a great Merlot for Cab lovers.

"Displays dark, tarry accents to the black cherry fruit, finishing with a light grip of tannins. Firm. Best from 2009 through 2012." 88 Points
Wine Spectator
July 31, 2008

"This has black cherry fruit flavor in spades, along with blueberry and sweet blackberry. It's smooth to the point of softness, with fully ripe tannins and a sweet but firm finish with chocolate, cherries and coffee grounds." 89 Points
Wine Enthusiast
August 1, 2008

Critical Acclaim

"This has black cherry fruit flavor in spades, along with blueberry and sweet blackberry. It’s smooth to the point of softness, with fully ripe tannins and a sweet but firm finish with chocolate, cherries and coffee grounds."
89 Points

"Displays dark, tarry accents to the black cherry fruit, finishing with a light grip of tannins. Firm. Best from 2009 through 2012."
88 Points

Learn About Tamarack Cellars Map ItMap It

Founded in 1998 by Ron and Jamie Coleman, Tamarack Cellars is dedicated to the production of small lot, hand-crafted wines from select vineyards in the Walla Walla, Yakima, and Columbia Valley appellations. The winery is located in a restored WW II fire station and barracks at the Walla Walla Airport.

Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

Read More About Columbia Valley

Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

Read More About Merlot

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