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

2013 Champoux Vineyard Red Wine - “Full medium ruby. Vibrant aromas of blueberry, blackberry, violet, chocolate mint and licorice; the most floral of these 2013s on the nose but also shows noteworthy medicinal reserve. Densely packed, plush and primary, with nicely integrated acidity giving shape to the dark berry, licorice, spice and mineral flavors. No easy sweetness here but no edges either, and by far the broadest wine in this collection. The class of the vineyard comes through loud and clear. Finishes with big but noble tannins and excellent rising length. This has a mineral verve the other 2013s don't show. While it will be approachable relatively early, it should also last well.” --Stephen Tanzer 92 points, $35

2013 Artist Series #13: - “Medium red-ruby. Very ripe aromas of plum, redcurrant, chocolate, herbs and spices. Plush, pliant and sweet on the palate, with a leathery nuance to its redcurrant and spice flavors. Doesn't possess quite the clarity or verve of the Stampede Pass wine but this is richer and deeper--in fact almost atypically large-scaled for a wine from this producer. Tannins are quite broad and a bit pronounced in the early going, but this wine firmed up with air while at the same time becoming more harmonious.” --Stephen Tanzer 91 points, $30

2013 Stampede Pass Cabernet Franc - “This wine blends fruit from Slide Mountain, Dineen and Ciel du Cheval vineyards. The aromas of herb and black cherry are vibrant while the flavors are rich, ripe and flavorful, still displaying a fine sense of balance.” --Sean Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast Magazine 91 points, $30

2013 Palisades Merlot - “(from Slide Mountain vineyard; in the western end of Yakima Valley): Bright ruby-red. Blackberry, cassis, bitter chocolate and licorice on the vibrant nose, with a strong oak element emerging with air. Rich, densely packed, slightly high-toned flavors of dark berries, licorice and spices. Serious Merlot with sweetness, personality, structure and depth. Began a bit medicinal and brooding but softened quickly with air and showed a building oakiness. Substantial tannins are smooth and ripe.” --Stephen Tanzer 90 points, $30

2013 Terrible Beauty Cabernet Sauvignon - “(21 months in 50% new French oak): Dark, bright red. Currant, plum, milk chocolate, tobacco leaf, spices, licorice and herbs on the nose, plus a leathery nuance. Juicy and firm in the mouth, with red berry and leafy flavors conveying a restrained sweetness and firm acidity giving the wine good penetration. This shapely Cabernet finishes with firm but ripe tannins, good chocolatey length and a hint of positive rusticity.” --Stephen Tanzer 89 points, $30

2013 Sundance Red Wine - “This wine is half Merlot, with the balance Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. High-toned aromas of baking spice, herb, dark chocolate and dark cherry are followed by luscious ripe red and black-fruit flavors. It’s irresistible in its appeal.” --Sean Sullivan, Editor's Choice, Wine Enthusiast Magazine 91 points, $20