Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red Wine Blend 2021, Columbia Valley, Washington

Founded over 20 years ago in Walla Walla Washington, Tamarack Cellars helped forge what was to become one of the Northwest’s premier winegrowing regions. The winery was named for the Tamarack tree and is located in a restored WWII fire station and barracks. The Tamarack is a symbol for the land on which the grapes are grown and an emblem of the adventurous spirit and vision to make world-class wines in this unspoiled part of America. 2021 – Wonderful aromas of dark cherry, raspberry and strawberry. Plush and round in the mouth, with blackberry, dark plum and a hint of dried herb, finishing smooth with rich tannins. Winemaker notes: Crushed gently and dropped into 1.5-ton bins, cold soaked 24 to 48 hours, then inoculated with a variety of yeasts, handpunched and pressed directly to barrel, where the wine finishes both primary and secondary fermentation. Only after one year in barrel do the individual lots of wine that compose the Firehouse Red get blended.