Soos Creek Wine Cellars
24012 172nd Ave SE
Kent, Washington 98042

David and Cecile Larsen,
Owners/Winemakers

Phone: 253-631-8775

Email:
winemaker@sooscreekwine.com

"These wines are under-priced for their quality"Stephen Tanzer Reviews in November, 2015 Issue of Vinous

2015 Vieilles Vignes Ciel du Cheval Vinyard - (aged 21 months in 50% new French oak): Bright medium ruby. Aromas of black cherry, dark berries, dark chocolate, licorice and graphite are glossier and classier than those of the basic Ciel du Cheval Cabernet Sauvignon. Concentrated, dense and suave, conveying a finer-grained texture and more inner-mouth mineral lift than its sibling. Much longer on the aftertaste as well, with rising dark berry and spice flavors revealing less early sweetness but more structure and refinement. I find more consistent ripeness and verve here, but this wine will require patience. 92+ Points - Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Magazine

2015 Sundance (Columbia Valley) - Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon make up nearly equal parts of this wine, which is finished off with a healthy dollop of Cabernet Franc. High-toned notes of dried herb, black cherry and bittersweet chocolate are followed by plump dark fruit flavors. Chocolate notes linger on the finish. It's a bit bunched up at present but has the stuffing to go the distance. Best after 2021. Editors' Choice. 91 points - Sean Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

2014 Soleil Red – A blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and 32% Merlot, this offers aromas of high-toned red fruit, French-oak spice and herbs that lead to luxurious but still in-check dark-fruit flavors. Tart black-tea accents persist on the finish. 90 points – Sean Sullivan, 8/1/17 Wine Enthusiast Magazine

2014 Stampede Pass Cabernet Franc – Bright medium ruby. Aromas of redcurrant, plum, licorice, brown spices, leather and mocha are complicated by a whiff of dried flowers; a rather full-blown version of Cabernet Franc, not showing the lift of the Artist Series. Lush and smooth on the palate but with little easy sweetness to its flavors of dried plum, leather and herbs. 90 points – Stephen Tanzer, Oct., 2017 Vinous Magazine

2014 Palisades Merlot – Bright medium red-ruby. Slightly high-toned aromas of plum, cherry, chocolate and spices, plus a note of graphite minerality. Densely packed and sweet but juicy too, conveying a light touch to its very supple flavors of red and purple fruits, tobacco and violet. This seamless midweight offers lovely palate presence without heaviness. Finishes with sweet tannins and subtle, slowly building length and lingering perfume. Superb Washington Merlot with a well-judged Cabernet contribution. 91 points – Stephen Tanzer, Oct., 2017 Vinous Magazine

2014 Terrible Beauty Cabernet Sauvignon – Bright medium ruby. Classic Cabernet Sauvignon aromas of cassis, black plum, licorice and spices. Juicy and youthfully tight but already conveys lovely inner-mouth lift and floral high tones to its flavors of blackcurrant, spices and graphite minerality. There’s a saline complexity here, as well as the subtle sweetness that the Stampede Pass Cabernet Franc lacks. Still a bit youthfully clenched but already saturates the palate with dark berry and mineral flavors. Finishes with serious but well-buffered horizontal tannins and excellent energy and length. The graphite note repeats on the aftertaste. 92 points – Stephen Tanzer, Oct., 2017 Vinous Magazine

2014 Champoux Vineyard Red Wine – Healthy bright ruby. Aromas of plum, cherry, tobacco and alluring brown spices. More red fruits than black on the palate, with redcurrant, herb and licorice flavors complemented by a sexy earth note; with aeration, darker notes of blueberry, licorice and lavender emerged. The young-vine tannins are a bit edgier than those of the Terrible Beauty Cabernet but make their presence felt later. This savory, reasonably fine-grained wine should be a late bloomer. 91+ points – Stephen Tanzer, Oct., 2017 Vinous Magazine.