A boutique Washington winery that impresses is O-S Winery. Started in 1997, by Bill Owen and Rob Sullivan, O-S Winery is located in Sodo District of South Seattle. Their tasting room is a few clicks down from the flagship Costco store on 4th Avenue. A visit to their quaint tasting room will not disappoint. O-S has gained prestige for their Riesling, as a few years back their 2009 Champoux Vineyard Riesling was given 93 points from Wine Enthusiast.
Many of their reds have also achieved 90 plus scores from Wine Enthusiast in the past 10 years – and tasting their solid lineup of reds, I was not surprised at the previous ratings. Most of their reds are balanced but dense and are food friendly. Tasting room staff are friendly and knowledgeable, so if you are in Sodo and want to do some wine tasting, this is a great option. Many of their wines can be found for under 20 bucks at local grocery stores, such as Fred Meyer, Safeway and QFC.
2014 O-S Winery Devon's Rose- Cab Franc Rose. Mushroom and strawberry with guava on the nose. Very fruity. Palate has guava, mushroom, strawberry, and orange rind. Very feminine and impressive effort. -89
2012 O-S Winery Riesling- 2% residual sugar. Slate and petrol with unripe green apple on the nose. Palate has lemon/lime, red delicious, and light minerality. Would like a bit more vibrancy but nonetheless tasty juice. Drink now. -89
2012 O-S Winery BSH Cabernet- 100% Cab. Initials of the owner’s son. Prune and ripe red cherry with oak on the nose. Palate has red cherry, raspberry and anise flavors with light tannins. Slightly more dense than then Sonas Cab. Tasty juice and hard not to drink now. -91
2012 O-S Winery Sonas Cabernet- 80% Cabernet and 20% Merlot. Red bell pepper and anise with ripe cherry on the nose. Palate has ripe red cherry, raspberry, anise and light tannins. Nice balance, drink now. -90
2010 O-S Winery Sonas 'Sheridan Vineyard'- This is a red blend of 50% Merlot, 33% Cabernet and 17% Cab Franc. Cherry and raspberry on the nose with some light spice and oak. Palate has black cherry, black olive, raspberry and nice balance. Delicious now. 161 cases made. -91
2012 O-S Winery Sonas Merlot- A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cab. Brownish hue to the wine. Perfumed nose of red cherry and prune with oak. Palate has nice density with red cherry, prune, raspberry and coffee. Tasty, drink now. -90
2011 O-S Winery The Bridge Red Wine- 79% Cab Franc, 11% Merlot and 11% Cab. Powerful nose with red cherry, oak, and prune. Palate has red cherry, strawberry, and red currant. A red fruit takeover. Nice balance, drink now. -89