Tamarack Cellars Cabernet Franc 2019, Columbia Valley, Washington

Tamarack Cellars is located in a restored World War II Fire Station and Barracks in Walla Walla, Washington. They produce small lots of hand-crafted wines from select vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain, Rattlesnake Hills, Wahluke Slope, Horse Heaven Hills, and Columbia Valley appellations. The grapes for this wine were crushed gently and dropped by gravity into 1.5 ton bins, cold soaked 24 to 72 hours, then inoculated with a variety of yeasts, hand punched and pressed directly to barrel where the wine finished both primary and secondary fermentations. The individual lots of wine that comprise the Cabernet Franc are kept separate for at least one year before they are blended. Tasting Notes The 2019 Cabernet Franc has a concentrated and inviting fruit forward nose, with aromas of tart cranberry and dark cherry as sell as a subtle herbal note. The palate has a pleasing and balanced acidity, with darker fruit than the nose, followed by hints of cedar, baking spices and milk chocolate and smooth tannins on the finish” – winery