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25th Anniversary Vintage Newsletter
March 8, 2016
Wow! 2013 is our 25th anniversary vintage! We want to thank all of you for helping us reach this important milestone. We believe the quality of the below 2013 wines reflects the progress we’ve made since founding our winery and are delighted to offer them to you now.
Ciel du Cheval Vineyard – The blend from this iconic vineyard is 60% Cab, 29% Merlot, and 11% Cab Franc. Picking the grapes a little earlier to retain more acid gives the wine a bit more energy to accompany the abundant but unobtrusive tannins, with black currant and mineral flavors. It is a complete wine with excellent concentration and length that should age well for 20+ years.
Champoux Vineyard – This blend of 67% Cab and 33% Cab Franc is made in a more restrained and understated style due to a portion of the grapes coming from the younger vines. It still does have the complex flavors and refined texture that contribute to the aristocratic character typical of this vineyard.
Artist Series #13 – This vintage continues the winning combination of black fruit flavors and structure from the Cabernet and the red fruit flavors and aromatics from the Cab Franc. This year’s artwork is an aerial view of a vineyard by NY artist Ton Silber-Delerive.
Stampede Pass – This is the second vintage of our Cabernet Franc wine sourced from the Slide Mt., Dineen, and Ciel du Cheval vineyards. Most of the grapes were grown in ancient, partially clay soils that are especially well suited for producing a darker more concentrated style than is typical for this varietal.
Palisades – This Merlot is made from the best Merlot vineyards I know - Klipsun, Elephant Mt., and Ciel du Cheval. And, for the first time, from the Slide Mt. vineyard; which adds additional concentration, structure, and flavor nuances.
Terrible Beauty – This is also our second vintage of this Cabernet wine, and made to showcase the delicious mix of berry fruit, earth and herbaceous flavors. With the addition of grapes sourced from the Weinbau Vineyard, it has become even darker and more concentrated.
Sundance – This wine is a blend of 50% Merlot, 39% Cab, and 11% Cab Franc. It has delicious purity of fruit with a cornucopia of flavor nuances and carries on the tradition of being a great value for its quality to price ratio.
This year’s tasting party will be Saturday, April 16th, 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and by invitation only, i.e. limited to members of our mailing list. To reward your loyalty, we are again offering a progressive case discount of up to 20%. The discounts will only be effective for orders received through April 30, 2016. Please see the enclosed order form for further details.
To expedite placing your order, you can also use the shopping cart on our website: sooscreekwine.com If you wish to pick up your order at our open house, please indicate that on the order form, and we will manually reduce the price for the cost of shipping. If you need your order shipped to you, we will ship as soon as weather permits. Of course, you can also wait to place your order until you have had a chance to taste the wines at the open house on April 16th.
Cecile will provide complimentary food during the open house. Also, a limited supply of homemade cookies and cupcakes will be available to purchase. (The cookies will remain at $1 each and the cupcakes will be $2 each. We ask that the purchase of these sweets be cash only; thank you very much!
To view recent accolades about our wines, please visit the home page of our website sooscreekwine.com
We look forward to seeing you at the tasting party!
To your health,
Dave & Cecile Larsen
24012 172nd Ave. S.E. Kent, WA 98042 ph. 253-631-8775