Saturday, March 29, 2008

Soos Creek "Champoux Vineyard" Horse Heaven Hills Red Wine 2005 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Huge nose of raspberry jam, toasted oak, and vanilla

Richly textured on the palate

Finish of blueberry, plum, cocoa, and an herbal touch underneath

I was treated to a bottle of this wine by good friends who grew up in Washington state. On a recent trip back home, they sampled some Soos Creek wines and wanted to share the love back here on the East Coast.

We decanted the wine for a small gathering at Easter, but it probably didn't even need it. Although youthful and fresh, it has velvety tannins and is richly textured. The flavors integrate nicely as the finish tapers away. This wine costs around $30-$35 and is worth the treat. Also, see PB's review of this wine below. Raise a glass!

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