Tamarack, Firehouse Red, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2010

The robust nose offers a stream of blackberry, black cherry and chocolate, followed by tar, soy sauce and crushed leaf. The influence of Syrah becomes more prominent on the palate, where ripe black fruit of boysenberry, The berry flavors create tremendous mouth feel and terrific balance.  34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32%Syrah, 12% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec, 4% Sangiovese, 2% Zinfandel, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Carmenere.  $42