Soos Creek's Seriously Exceptional Reds

Many of you already know how awesome Soos Creek wines are; you can skip right to ordering their strongest trio yet of Ciel du Cheval, Artist Series, and Terrible Beauty. We guarantee they're going to wow you like they wowed us.

For the uninitiated: people tend to take more expensive wine more seriously. If we wrote that we tasted an incredible trio of Washington reds, easily, easily standouts of the vintage, and that they were "only" 50-ish bucks, there'd be a ton of interest. But what if we said they're all under $40 and 2 are under $30? Would there be skepticism, would some think they're too cheap to be taken seriously?

The answer in two words: Soos Creek. They don't just make exceptional values, they make exceptional wines. The 2017s are the top of Soos Creek's game: red wines to be taken seriouslybold, packed with flavorthat are loads of fun, even more so because of the prices. As notoriously stingy-scoring international wine critic Steve Tanzer said, "Veteran winemaker Dave Larsen really nailed the 2017 vintage." Nailed.

The Soos '17s have the most impressive set of reviews they've received, from two of the most conservative scorers in the business (93s from them are big deals) and double wows from us. What are you waiting forit's time to get serious and get these!

$37.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($41.95 regular)

Us: Slap a $60 price tag on this and it still more than competes. Serious business! It begins with the coveted 1982 block of old vine Cabernet from undoubtedly one of Washington's best vineyards, done in a more classic than massive style, showing off the gorgeous purity and sophistication possible in Washington Cab. It has a kingly stature defined by its balance, not by its bigness.

93 points Vinous, Steve Tanzer: "Reticent but very pure scents of blueberry, blackberry, cocoa powder, licorice and spices. Fine-grained, vibrant and concentrated; very young and rather tightly wound but already offers a lot of personality, definition and energy, as well as a very suave mouth feel and captivating incipient sweetness. The fullest and most refined of the Soos Creek 2017s today. Finishes suave and long, with integrated tannins and rising notes of purple berries and violet. It’s clear that this wine is from a top-notch site. Veteran winemaker Dave Larsen really nailed the 2017 vintage."

$28.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($31.95 regular)

Us: The most fun of the three, exploding with flavor. Bright, mouthwatering black cherry, plum, dark chocolate and hints of herbs come together for a wine that's! And it's plenty serious and lipsmackingly delicious. 

93 points, Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast: Sourced from Ciel du Cheval, Dineen, Klipsun, Slide Mountain and Weinbau vineyards.

$28.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($31.95 regular)

Us: Tons of fantastic Cab character packed into this beauty, generously dishing dark red and black fruits with a pinch of tobacco. It's more serious than previous vintages of TB, bringing greater depth to an already deeply enjoyable Cabernet. What a steal!  

93 points, Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast: Sourced from Elephant Mountain, Klipsun and Weinbau vineyards.