Along with the Merlot there is about 15% Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc. Good, grapy and dark; this is a broad, sturdy and ripe wine, which sails through the palate on a wide swath of black cherry fruit. It's consistent with the rest of the Tamarack lineup; sweet, ripe fruit and plenty of barrel flavors, muscled together nicely.
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.