Substance Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 - 750ml

$ 17.00

93 Points James Suckling

This has the wonderful, dark-fruit and olive character of a ripe cabernet sauvignon, but the polished tannins fold over the wine. It’s full-bodied, yet agile and focused at the finish. Real wine for the money.

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The original thought was to be a one wine brand, with a single minded vision to produce the best value-priced Cabernet Sauvignon in America. How do you go about this? Traditional winemaking. Natural fermentations. Barrel-aging. Plus, bottling unfiltered and unfined. In essence, making the wines in small batch winemaking integrity, but doing so on a larger scale. The wine is black. The label definitively says, "This is Cabernet Sauvignon." With the CS, you know who made this wine: Charles Smith.

The 2018 vintage was incredible! This outstanding vintage began mild followed by along and dry ripening season in the fall. This enabled us to hang the fruit to reach optimal ripeness without losing acidity or increasing sugars. The wines from 2018 are exceptional in many ways, from the great expression of the whites to the beautiful refinement and complexity of the reds. Enjoy!

Goose Ridge (28%): With a first harvest in 1999, Goose Ridge’s 2,200 acre vineyard receives less than 8 inches of rainfall annually. It is a gently sloped, south-facing site adjacent to Red Mountain. Long, warm summer days and cool nights produce grapes noted for their ripe, rich character.
Art Den Hoed Painted Hills (25%): Located in Yakima Valley on the south side of the valley on a North facing slope, located at an elevation of 1400 ft. The vineyard is primarily planted to Cabernet Sauvignon on a 7x4 spacing and VSP trellis on a fine silt loam over volcanic ancient soil.
Badger Mountain (25%): Planted on the southwest slope of the mountain, the vineyard is between 780 and 950 feet elevation and the soils are sandy silts affected by the Missoula floods. The wines produced by this vineyard are dark with black fruit and provide beautiful texture.
Frenchman Hills (13%): Planted in 1998 and is about a 30-minute drive north of the Wahluke Slope, which is one of the warmest areas in the Columbia Valley. However, Frenchman Hills Vineyard is a cooler site, partly because of its higher elevation at 1650 feet.
Golden West (9%): Located on the far western edge of the Frenchman Hills and the soon to be appointed AVA Royal Slope, on the 47th parallel overlooking the Columbia River. Golden West has a temperate microclimate moderated by the Columbia River, and features soils rich with ancient limestone and fossilized sea creatures that are mixed with sand and volcanic rock.

Country United States
Region Washington State
Sub-Region Columbia Valley
Ratings 93 Points JS, 91 Points JD
Varietal(s) 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Color Red
ABV 14%
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Closure Cork

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