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.
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Reviews wines from Oregon and Canada.
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.