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2011 Tamarack Cellars Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Wahluke Slope
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • VinZen Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 8, 2015 - Rich, meaty mouthful, with loud notes of plum, dates, caramel, and dark chocolate. Great pairing with flank steak and tabouli.

  • Kevincrouch Likes this wine:

    January 6, 2015 - On opening this had a lot of of green veggies with leather and a profound mineral streak. After it loosened up a bit the barrel notes began to show with nuts and toffee highlighted by a touch of marine funk, all seamlessly blending into the abstract red fruit. This wine was clearly superior to a 2010 Gramercy Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon and held its own against a 2008 Olsen Estates Merlot. Washington Cab Franc is wholly under-appreciated category. Get some.

  • VinZen Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 16, 2014 - Pulled from a cold cellar 2 hours before opening. The nose was tight but notes of patchouli, rubber, alfalfa and barn dust emerged. Vigorous swirling and modest sips over a long dinner elicited flavors of coffee, licorice, figs, dried apricot and cherry tobacco with a faint vanilla finish. Very stout tannins, remarkably balanced.

  • JasonG Likes this wine: 88 points

    August 9, 2014 - Oaky nose. Simple stone fruits. Still tannic in finish. Believe it or not, this wine is young. Needs another 2-3 years.

  • Jake112380 Likes this wine: 89 points

    August 9, 2014 - Quality Cab Franc. Do not PnP--definitely needs to breathe before serving. After some air, the lovely fruit flavors come to the fore and the harshness dissipates. A bit heavy on the tannins, which is unusual given this particular winemaker's philosophy. Will cellar well or drink now.

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2013, IWC Issue #171 (link)

    (Tamarack Cellars Cabernet Franc Wahluke Slope) Subscribe to see review text.

Washington Wine Report

  • By Sean Sullivan
    12/7/2013 (link)

    (Tamarack Cellars Cabernet Franc Wahluke Slope) Brings Cabernet Franc’s floral side along with light herbs and cherry. The palate has deliciously pure fruit flavors with the oak dialed back and a velvety feel. 100% Cabernet Franc. Weinbau (91%), Ciel du Cheval, and Tapteil vineyards. Aged in French oak (20% new). 14% alcohol. 1,036 cases produced. (Wine Enthusiast review to be published in upcoming issue).

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • 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

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 50 (38%)
  • Consumed 83 (62%)

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