Red

2009 Tamarack Cellars Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc

  • USA
  • > Washington
  • > Columbia Valley
  • > Wahluke Slope
Drink between 2012 - 2014
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • COWineLover wrote: (88 points)

    November 4, 2013 - On the nose there is a lot of lilac and raspberry. On the palate this is a very rounded wine with plush integrated tannin, raspberry, strawberry, and a bit of pepper with spice box. A decent finish that is steady and consistent, without that cloying drip that so many Washington wines have. A fine Monday night drinker. Drink this over the next 2-4 years.

  • Tri Wine wrote: (92 points)

    November 20, 2012 - Popped and poured. So solid and smooth. Great floral nose with hints anise and herbs. An hour in the nose is the most stunning part of this wine. With time decanting (or additional years in the bottle) i'm thinking that this gem will develop into more. Big body of great cab fruits and spice on the midpalate. Very nice finish. I love many of the Washington wines...but very few Cab Francs anywhere have this depth and character. What a great QPR.

  • psusfca wrote: (92 points)

    September 10, 2012 - I found this to be a beautiful wine. Is it wrong that being from Northern California I find so many Washington wines so appealing? I hope not. i like my Cali wines too, and other regions as well. As to this wine (sorry for the delay) - fruit and structure, wait an hour or even two before drinking and the depth will increase substantially. There is some herb as per most Cab Franc, but in a really good way. Deep fruit that is able to go across the palate. I think that this is great wine that you should seek out. I have four left and will space them over the next 5-7 years

  • nzinkgraf wrote:

    December 6, 2011 - Big and alive aromas. Red and black fruit nose. Palate plays on the fruit, but also opens up to some tar and tobacco notes as well. Mossy aspect to the aromas and even a flowery breath on the palate. Dark earthy feel pervades and this is very nice Franc under $30. I forgot to mention...very juicy fruit and uber refreshing.

  • Paleoemcee wrote: (87 points)

    November 23, 2011 - Deep ruby core, pink rim
    Confected raspberry & capsicum; raspberry bubblegum
    Tart acid, 14% alcohol, chewy tannins. Long raspberry-capsicum finish
    Decent Cabernet Franc

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Tamarack Cellars
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Wahluke Slope
  • UPC Code 857051000165

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 38 (39%)
  • Consumed 59 (61%)

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