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Soos Creek Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Mountain 2008

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92 points Wine Enthusiast: This blend is 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc and 9% Merlot. It needs time. Right now the pieces are there, but not entirely pulled together. Winemaker David Larsen builds wines for the long term; everything is in proportion, and the fruit is ripe but never jammy. This is sleek and steely, with veins of iron, mineral, earth and tight red fruits. The oak influence is minimal. The vineyard is notable for the ageability of its wines. (Oct 2011)

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Color: Red
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Soos Creek:
We established our winery in 1989 on the belief that the vineyards of Eastern Washington were capable of producing world-class vinifera wine grapes. The recent accolades for Washington state wines certainly confirms the extraordinary terroir of our vineyards. By starting our winery at a relatively early time in the Washington wine industry, we were able to source our grapes from a few of the b... Read more
We established our winery in 1989 on the belief that the vineyards of Eastern Washington were capable of producing world-class vinifera wine grapes. The recent accolades for Washington state wines certainly confirms the extraordinary terroir of our vineyards. By starting our winery at a relatively early time in the Washington wine industry, we were able to source our grapes from a few of the best and oldest vineyards in the state. We believe that blending wines made from different grape varieties and sourcing grapes from different vineyard locations will generally make a more balanced wine with better flavor complexity. However, in years when the wines of a specific vineyard are especially outstanding, we may also produce vineyard-designated wines. We believe that exceptional wines should age well. Therefore, most of our wines are built around a tannic backbone that has proven to give them a long life. Read less

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Snooth User: theGrapeJefe
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11/24/2013

Four glasses



92 points Wine Enthusiast: This blend is 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc and 9% Merlot. It needs time. Right now the pieces are there, but not entirely pulled together. Winemaker David Larsen builds wines for the long term; everything is in proportion, and the fruit is ripe but never jammy. This is sleek and steely, with veins of iron, mineral, earth and tight red fruits. The oak influence is minimal. The vineyard is notable for the ageability of its wines. (Oct 2011)

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