2013 vintage notes
Champoux is widely regarded as the best Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in Washington. It is one of the very few "sure things" in Washington wine. How does Soos Creek make such an amazing Champoux red for the price? Look at its peers and you'll find double-priced wines (or more) in all of them.
Ridiculously good, packed with unstoppably delicious black cherry, blueberry and cassis, with subtle accents of mint and espresso on the long, pure finish. Plenty of up-front, supple fruit for early drinking (especially with decanting) but I think this'll really shine after a couple years of aging, and will have no problem going 8-10 years. 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Cabernet Franc. A May Big Reds Club selection. - Marcus
2012 vintage notes
This wine is one of the very few "sure things" in Washington wine, and it makes me shake my head in disbelief. How does Soos Creek make such an amazing Champoux Cab for the price? Just look around at its peers and you'll find double-priced wines (or more) in all of them. A classic Champoux profile of black cherry, cassis, and a dollop of blueberry, with a lush attack. Finishes with savory/sweet marriage of grilled herbs, cherry candy, a dark cocoa. I find it irresistible now but ultimately a couple years of age will make it even better. - Marcus
This vintage is a blend of five blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon (84%) plus Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The character of this wine has been called “aristocratic” or “classy” by the critics – that ephemeral character resulting from a combination of power, concentration, lush texture and nuance. - the winery