Wines of Substance

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." And also, with the CS, you know who made this wine: Charles Smith.

 

 

Website

kvintners.com/winesofsub/index.php

Country

U.S.A

Region

Washington

Appellation

America, Ancient Lakes, Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley, Horse Heaven Hills, Lake Chelan, Other, Puget Sound, Rattlesnake Hills, Red Mountain, Snipes Mountain, The Rocks District of Milton Freewater, USA, Wahluke Slope, Walla Walla Valley, Washington, Yakima Valley


Wines from this Winery


Wines of Substance Cabernet Sauvignon

Opaque, deep, dark and dense. Ya, this Cabernet Sauvignon has astounding depth in color and flavor. Blackberry, black plum, cigar box. Silky smooth and continuing long with pencil lead and wet earth. With a finish that says WTF. Okay... Look that one up. Tremendous.

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¥2,800
Popup Sparkling Wine

Modern and immediate. This evolution of bubbles. POPUP says YES to purity. YES to integrity. YES to flavor. Single vineyard, noble varietal, POPUP smells of honeysuckle, orange blossom, lilac with peach, lemon curd and pie crust. Smooth, long and delicious. POPUP for the moment and the moment is now!

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¥3,100
Wines of Substance Sauvignon Blanc

93+ Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (v2016) “The 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Sunset Vineyard reveals notes of lemon oil and delicate botanicals framed by light reduction that would be very much at home in the eastern Loire Valley. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, pure and racy, with a textural attack underpinned by loads of cut and chalky tension. This is a world away from the insipid, ester-laden concoctions that commonly pass for Sauvignon Blanc, and it’s refreshing in every sense. The price is outrageously low for the quality.” 90 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (v2015) “The white Bordeaux blend from this label, the 2015 Sauvignon Blanc Sunset Vineyard is 100% Sauvignon Blanc brought up in barrel. Notes of lemon curd, hints of citrus and white grapefruit all flow to a rounded and supple white that has integrated acidity and a clean finish. It’s a seriously good white that’s well worth its going rate.” 91 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (v2014) “Up there with the top Sauvignon Blancs from Washington, the 2014 Sauvignon Blanc was fermented in a combination of concrete tanks and barrel. It has a Loire-like minerality as well as terrific notes of citrus rind, lychee and dried herbs. These give way to a pure, crisp, downright delicious white that has bright acidity, good texture and a clean, crisp finish. It’s a terrific value to drink over the coming 2-3 years, and it might have an interesting evolution beyond that as well.”

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¥3,300
Wines of Substance Cabernet Sauvignon  Poverline Vineyard

The 2016 vintage started early and warm in Washington State. When summer arrived, the season saw cooler evenings that helped retain acidity, extended the growing and ripening period into September and October. This allowed the fruit to gain more complexity and deeper charm without sacrificing the acid or producing higher alchhol content . The vintage has created deeply rich and focused wines that we will be able to enjoy for a long time to come.

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¥7,400
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Wines of Substance Cabernet Sauvignon  Stoneridge Vineyard

Stoneridge Cabernet.  I Have to say it again; with every vintage if contnues to climb the ladder to the top of Washington's classic prifile.  Red cassis, blackberry, fresh herb, tobacco, full-bodied, crushed seashell, graval and forest floor.  All this hangs on and never lets go through the endless finish.

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¥9,000
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Wines of Substance Cabernet Sauvignon Jack's Vineyard

This wine says, “Cabernet Sauvignon.” It says it with black currant, tobacco, No. 2 pencil....polished with great length. Echoes crushed velvet in an endless refrain. Substance, Substance, Substance. .

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¥9,000
Wines of Substance Merlot Northridge Vineyard

Merlot to the Max! Super complex, layers of black currant, cherry, pipe tobacco, cedar, saddle leather. Oozing with flavor and personality. This wine expresses so much that words are hard to come by. Find some of your own. Grand.

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¥9,000
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Wines of Substance Klein BX Blend

A labor of love is the Klein vineyard Bx. From the “wow” aroma to the powerful palate and the realization that this wine will age for decades. The descriptors: Black raspberry, mountain herbs, molasses, pencil shavings, green chartreuse, tar, cola, cigar box, cold fireplace ash, black currant, dive bar and sawdust. To drink is to believe. I’m a believer.

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¥11,000
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