Tamarack Firehouse Red 2013
Wine AdvocateA smoking value, the 2013 Firehouse Red, a kitchen-sink blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot, offers lots of dark fruits, toasty oak and spice in a high-quality, medium to full-bodied, ripe, rounded and straight-up delicious style. Buy it by the case and drink it over the coming couple of years.
Wine EnthusiastThis is a kitchen sink-style blend of 11 different varieties with Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot making up nearly 75% of the mix. It offers direct, appealing notes of cocoa, sugared plum, blueberry, black olive and high-toned herbs. The black and blue fruit flavors are sugary-sweet and palate-coating, with cocoa accents on the finish.
Wine SpectatorFresh and inviting, lively and open-textured, with pretty raspberry and guava flavors on a polished frame. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, Grenache, Counoise, Mourvèdre, Malbec and Cinsault. Drink now through 2018. 20,000 cases made.