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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Tamarack Cellars Merlot 2005
Tamarack Cellars Merlot 2005
(search item no. 94352)
Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

"Winemaker Ron Coleman selected fruit from seven vineyards to compose a wine of exceptional beauty. Simultaneously well built and willowy, its flavors lead with succulent red plum, mocha and spice. Its amazing texture engages the palate while dancing above it. Savor this with something simple, like slow-roasted pork."
-Wines & Spirits

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About Tamarack Cellars:

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.