Tamarack Cellars

Firehouse Red Columbia Valley Merlot Blend

8.85 ratings
-no 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
Angie Campone

Nice blend! Had with OSM signature fundraiser event. Yum.

Nice blend! Had with OSM signature fundraiser event. Yum.

May 16th, 2021
Benjamin Shirk

Costco, $13

Not my typical type of wine to grab, but I'm glad I did! Yes it's full bodied, dry and oaky but well-balanced with a fruity acidity, subtly spicy sweetness, and a nice but not over tannic structure. Incredibly smooth for being a higher alcohol content. Very nice bouquet with a mix of earthiness, dark fruit, and a hint of sweetness, maybe vanilla? Honestly I can't stop taking sips of this it's very drinkable and has enough complexity and nothing too overpowering, it's just really well-balanced between dryness, acidity, tannins, and a touch of baking spice sweetness on the finish. Probably the best Cab/Merlot I've personally have had at this price point and has me considering to stop ignoring these types in the future.

Costco, $13

Not my typical type of wine to grab, but I'm glad I did! Yes it's full bodied, dry and oaky but well-balanced with a fruity acidity, subtly spicy sweetness, and a nice but not over tannic structure. Incredibly smooth for being a higher alcohol content. Very nice bouquet with a mix of earthiness, dark fruit, and a hint of sweetness, maybe vanilla? Honestly I can't stop taking sips of this it's very drinkable and has enough complexity and nothing too overpowering, it's just really well-balanced between dryness, acidity, tannins, and a touch of baking spice sweetness on the finish. Probably the best Cab/Merlot I've personally have had at this price point and has me considering to stop ignoring these types in the future.

Sep 5th, 2020
AJ Trommello

AJ had this a month ago

AJ had this a month ago

Jun 16th, 2021
AJ Trommello

AJ had this 2 months ago

AJ had this 2 months ago

Jun 8th, 2021
Kundai Chirindo

Kundai had this 4 months ago

Kundai had this 4 months ago

Apr 10th, 2021