Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Soos Creek "Champoux Vineyard" 2005 wine review by (PB)
At the famed Timbalo Easter celebration at (NW's) some folks brought this Washington state wine made of 50% Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The wine is a dark black cherry hue with cocoa and ripe plums in the nose with some leather in the background.
In the mouth the wine presents a cocoa front with solid dark "real" fruit--as opposed to the petri dish, manufactured flavors so common in many new world wines these days. There is an intensity that is seductive. New world yet not a "fruit bomb" with structure and a finish that is genuine.
Price point makes a big difference more often than not when it comes to new world wines. This wine runs around the $35 price point I figure and is real wine; tasty and a very special treat. Thanks RP's!
Posted by PB at 7:24 PM