Tamarack Cellars

Firehouse Red Columbia Valley Merlot Blend

8.7298 ratings
8.817 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Grenache, Mourvedre, Counoise
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Manchego & Parmesan, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Turkey, Blue Cheese, Veal, Nuts & Seeds, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Onion
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Dinner with friends, no formal notes tonight.

Dinner with friends, no formal notes tonight.

Oct 13th, 2019
Tobin Trevarthen

Deep ruby. I think for the price this is a wonderful everyday wine. Perfect for burger, pizza and ribs.

Deep ruby. I think for the price this is a wonderful everyday wine. Perfect for burger, pizza and ribs.

May 28th, 2019
Alina Ferguson

Interesting blend...kitchen sink style blend, but surprisingly complex for being so young and having just about everything thrown in. #firehousered #wawine

Interesting blend...kitchen sink style blend, but surprisingly complex for being so young and having just about everything thrown in. #firehousered #wawine

2 people found it helpfulMar 27th, 2014
Josh McLaughlin

Good for grocery store wine.

Good for grocery store wine.

1 person found it helpfulJun 20th, 2014
Stacey Taplin

Solid wine

Solid wine

1 person found it helpfulMay 31st, 2014
Bryant Bickel

For all the grapes in this blend it's pretty seamless

For all the grapes in this blend it's pretty seamless

1 person found it helpfulDec 8th, 2013
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight I have opened the 2008 Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red. I have been sitting on this for awhile. This is a blend of 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 16% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec, 3% Sangiovese, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmènere. A different kind of blend but nice none the less.

On the nose the is lots of jammy dark fruit, black raspberry, black cherry, black plum, black currant, mocha, licorice, sweet tobacco, herbs, pencil shavings, menthol and wet soil.

On the palate are big dark plummy fruit, black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currant, licorice, chocolate, herbs and menthol.

The wine is well balanced full bodied red silky smooth with medium + acidity, medium + grainy tannins with a long finish that carries the fruit with it. After 9 years this wine has a lot of life left that will easily at least go another 10 years.

On this 4th of July weekend I urge that we all take precautions to stay safe and enjoy the holiday. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Tonight I have opened the 2008 Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red. I have been sitting on this for awhile. This is a blend of 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 16% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec, 3% Sangiovese, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmènere. A different kind of blend but nice none the less.

On the nose the is lots of jammy dark fruit, black raspberry, black cherry, black plum, black currant, mocha, licorice, sweet tobacco, herbs, pencil shavings, menthol and wet soil.

On the palate are big dark plummy fruit, black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currant, licorice, chocolate, herbs and menthol.

The wine is well balanced full bodied red silky smooth with medium + acidity, medium + grainy tannins with a long finish that carries the fruit with it. After 9 years this wine has a lot of life left that will easily at least go another 10 years.

On this 4th of July weekend I urge that we all take precautions to stay safe and enjoy the holiday. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Jul 2nd, 2017
Max Gottesfeld

Dense black fruit nice body.

Dense black fruit nice body.

Jul 9th, 2014
DeLinda Goodman

Clemson Wine Bar fav!

Clemson Wine Bar fav!

Jul 11th, 2019
Dawn P
8.0

Sweet and jam flavors. Smooth with good flavor for a cheap Costco wine

Sweet and jam flavors. Smooth with good flavor for a cheap Costco wine

Apr 15th, 2019