2011 Tamarack Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A fabulous success in the vintage, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is an age worthy effort that gives up classic currant and plum styled fruits, licorice, earth and lead pencil shavings to go with a full-bodied, beautifully concentrated and layered profile on the palate. Opening up a time in the glass and showing impressive mid-palate depth and fine tannin on the finish, it can be consumed anytime over the coming 10 to 12 years. This is another solid lineup by the team at Tamarack Cellars. The wines are made by Danny Gordon and show classic, nicely structured styles that will evolve gracefully. Across the board, these are impressive wines that are all rock-solid values. (JD)
*Editors' Choice* An assortment of vineyards contributes to this tight and chewy Cabernet, blended with small percentages of Merlot and Cab Franc. The crunchy black fruits and underlying minerality contribute to the impression of well-structured compactness, with plenty of potential for aging through 2022-2024.
This red is open-textured and inviting, with fine tannins blanketing the expressive currant, pomegranate and rose petal flavors, lingering easily on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2020. 1,200 cases made.