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Soos Creek Wine Cellars

24012 172nd Ave. S.E.

Kent, Washington 98042

 

David and Cecile Larsen, 

Owners/Winemakers

Phone: (253) 631-8775

Email:  

winemaker@sooscreekwine.com

Last updated November 25, 2014

 

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Our 2011 Sundance wine was selected as Washington State's Best Red Blend $20 or less in Aug., 2015 issue of Seattle magazine !

 

Steve Tanzer Reviews in December, 2014 Issue of Vinous:

  2011       Soos Creek Wine Cellars Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Mountain Red Wine          (42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc): Bright, saturated medium ruby. Brooding, youthfully medicinal aromas of blackberry, licorice and flint, smoky minerals. Dense, sappy and powerful, boasting terrific concentration and grip to its high-pitched flavors of blackberry, blueberry, spices and mint. Terrific texture and depth here but this tightly coiled wine is painfully young today and in need of six to eight years of cellaring. Finishes with a strong tannic spine and urgent cherry and spice intensity. This beauty strikes me as even stronger than the superb 2010 bottling. -- Stephen Tanzer  93+?     $40.00   Dec 2014

2011       Soos Creek Wine Cellars  Soleil Red Wine Columbia Valley           

(55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 10% Syrah): Bright, saturated ruby-red. Brooding aromas of dark berries, licorice and violet, accented by black pepper and herbs. Densely packed and classically dry, with a fine-grained texture to the flavors of blackberry, cassis, violet, black pepper and minerals. Finishes with a firm spine of dusty, fine tannins and very good length. -- Stephen Tanzer  90+?     $30.00   Dec 2014

2011       Soos Creek Wine Cellars Artist Series #11 Red Wine Columbia Valley     

(a 53/47 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc): Bright, dark red. Inviting, perfumed aromas of raspberry, currant, cocoa powder and licorice, lifted by an enticing floral element. Densely packed and broad but light on its feet, offering a fine-grained texture to its sweet berry and aromatic spice flavors. With the energy that comes from a cool year, this wine comes across as voluminous but not at all thick. And with its solid tannic clout and excellent rising length, it has the balance to evolve gracefully in bottle. -- Stephen Tanzer    92    $30.00   Dec 2014

2011       Soos Creek Wine Cellars Palisade Red Wine Columbia Valley     

(an 82/18 blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon): Bright, dark red. Subdued but pure aromas of dark raspberry, dark chocolate, musky spices and earth. At once broad and juicy, offering savory currant and dark raspberry fruit flavors complicated by licorice and smoky soil nuances. Nicely concentrated wine with a restrained sweetness. Finishes with tongue-dusting, essentially supple tannins. -- Stephen Tanzer  91  $25.00   Dec 2014

 

Summary of ratings from major wine critics

                                  1989        1992     1994      1995      1996      1997      1998      1999      2001      2002       2003        2004      2005      2006      2007      2008      2009      2010      2011

Columbia Vly Cab                   86 ws       88 ws     88 st      90 st     90+ st   89+ st                  92 we   

Columbia Vly Cab Reserve                                                                                                        93 we

Sundance                                                                                                         88 st                                                                                89 we    89 we    90 wa     89 wa    89 wa    91 we    92 we    88 st

Champoux Vineyard                                                                                                     89 we    91 we         90+ wa   94 we                 92 we     93 wa     93 wa    93 ws    94 we    92+ st 

Ciel du Cheval Vineyard                                                                                                                                        91+ wa      93 we  92 we    91 we    93 we     93 we    92 we      94 we   92 ws   93+ st

Artist Series                                                                                                                                               92 ws                       93 we    92 we    93 we    92 we     90 wa    91 ws      93 we   93 st    92 st

Soleil                                                                                                                                                                                                         91 we                                                                                      90+ st

Commander Comet                                                                                                             88 we    90 we      90 we   90 we

Palisades                                                                                                                                                    91 we                                                                              89 we    90 wa      92 we   94 cc    91 st       

Legend: we = Wine Enthusiast, ws = Wine Spectator, st = Steve Tanzer, wa = Wine Advocate, cc = Christy Canterbury

 

Top 100 and Best of Awards

Best Northwest Cabernet Sauvignon of 1997 (#1) - 1995 Columbia Valley Cab, Ray’s Boathouse Restaurant Wine Awards

Top 100 Wines of 2002 (# 63) - 1999 Columbia Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Wine Enthusiast magazine

Top 100 Wines of 2006 (#45) - 2003 Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Wine Enthusiast magazine

Top 100 Washington State Wines of 2006 (#11) – 2003 Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Seattle Times/Paul Gregutt

Top 100 Washington State Wines of 2007 (#23) – 2005 Artist Series #5 Red Wine , Seattle Times/Paul Gregutt

Top 100 Washington State Wines of 2008 (#29) – 2006 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Wine, Seattle Times/Paul Gregutt

Top 100 Washington State Wines of 2009 (#66) – 2006 Artist Series #6 Red Wine, Seattle Times/Paul Gregutt

Top 100 Washington State Wines of 2010 (#29) – 2007 Artist Series #7 Red Wine, Seattle Met Magazine/Sean Sullivan

Top 100 Washington & Oregon State Wines of 2011(#83) – 2008 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Wine, Seattle Times/Paul Gregutt

Top 100 Washington & Oregon State Wines of 2012 (#32) – 2009 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Wine, Seattle Times/Paul Gregutt

Top 100 Washington States Wines of 2012 (#13) - 2009 Champoux Vineyard Red Wine, Seattle Met Magazine/Sean Sullivan

2013 Best Bang for the Buck (#3) - 2010 Palisade Merlot, Seattle Met Magazine/Sean Sullivan Seattle Met Magazine/Sean Sullivan

Top 100 Washington State Wines of 2013 (#10) - 2010 Artist Series #10, Seattle Met Magazine/Sean Sullivan

Top 100 Washington State Wines of 2014 (#12) - 2011Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Wine, Seattle Met Magazine/Sean Sullivan

Washington State Best Red Blend over $20 of 2014 (#1) – 2010 Champoux Vineyard Red Wine, Seattle Magazine

Washington State Best Red Blend $20 or less of 2015 (#1) – 2011 Sundance Red Wine, Seattle Magazine

 


  

 

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