Tamarack is named for a tree found around Walla Walla. This is a solidly crafted Merlot, with a seductive nose showing sweet fruit, vanilla wafer and graham cracker. Young, firm and tart, it opens up slowly, hinting at rich, textured fruit beneath the oak and considerable acid.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.