This Cab is an opaque purple in the glass with no legs showing- strange considering it sports 14.2% ABV. The nose is reminiscent of a purple fruit medley. Blackcurrants, plums, blackberry and blueberry all mixed up. A spicy note like bakers spices hits me as well as some minty earthiness. The palate is delicious- the fruit compote with spice, oak nuances and very nicely integrated tannins make for a delicious flavor profile that has a great mouthfeel. The acidity is present, balanced and not overly tart. The wine has medium to full body and it lasts a decent amount on the finish. I’m liking it, a lot. 90 points for this $20 gem makes it a 5 star wine. I’m giving some Strip steaks a cast iron treatment alongside sweet potato fries and sautéed spinach. Should work a treat, drink till 2027. Salut….
Tamarack Cellars ‘Balancing Act’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Walla Walla, Washington
07 Tuesday Dec 2021