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2008 Tamarack Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

Tamarack Cellars

Winery brand: Tamarack Cellars

Wine Details

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Red Wine, Vintage 2008


Columbia Valley - Washington, United States


Danny Gordon

VinTank Wine ID

840-0249-006434-01-2007-0-0001 (permalink, short)


86% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvested at 26 Brix

7% Other varieties
Harvested at 25 Brix

4% Cabernet Franc
Harvested at 25.5 Brix


35% Used French Oak: 22 Mo.
65% New French Oak: 22 Mo.
Filtered · Sulfites Added


Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.6
T.A.: 0.6g/100mL
R.Sugar: 0g/L




Bottle 750mL (750mL)
Closure: Cork
Bottle Date:7/10/12; Release Date:10/11/12
1,162 Cases
VinTank Product ID: 840-0249-006434-01-2007-0-0001-03-6
GTIN/UPC/EAN: 00857051000134 Suggested Retail Price: US $32.00

Wine Enthusiast - 91 points

Review 4/12/12: Coming soon...

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Vintage Notes

Similar to the 07 vintage, hot conditions in the late spring and early summer were offset by cooler nighttime temperatures all summer and cooler overall temperatures closer to maturity maintaining optimal natural acidity levels, creating balanced flavors and allowing for extended hang times.

Vineyard Notes

86% Cabernet Sauvignon
20 % Bacchus Vineyard Columbia Valley
16 % Tapteil Vineyard Red Mountain
16% Weinbau Vineyard Wahluke Slope
15% Dionysus Vineyard Columbia Valley
7% Seven Hills Vineyard Walla Walla Valley
6% DuBrul Vineyard Rattlesnake Hills
6% Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Mountain

7% Merlot: Tapteil & Ciel du Cheval Red Mountain
4% Cabernet Franc: Weinbau Wahluke Slope

Winemaker Notes

Crushed gently and dropped by gravity into 1.5 ton bins, cold soaked for 24 to 72 hours, then inoculated with a variety of yeasts, hand-punched and pressed directly to barrel where the wine finishes both primary and secondary fermentations.

Tasting Notes

Full bodied with ripe scents of black currant and violets, rich aromas of caramel and a touch of peppery spice intertwined with lively acidity dark berries, and velvety tannins.

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