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

Columbia 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
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 Merlot Stoneridge Vineyard

A classic Washington Merlot. You know…chocolate, black cherry, spice and earth. So focused. So broad. So delicious. Absolutely panoramic.

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¥7,400
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Wines of Substance Cabernet Sauvignon  Stoneridge Vineyard

An upright, right on, true Cabernet Sauvignon. Stoneridge Vineyard is the start with seashells, red and black currants, forest floor. Brimming with personality. Long on the palate and suave in its delivery. It is everything you come to expect in this classic bottling. 

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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

Generous as it comes. Showing a pedigree of cedar, pencil lead, dark cherry and scorched earth. Deep as deep can be. Saturating and unctuous. A wine that unfolds the story that isWashington  Merlot.

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¥9,000
Wines of Substance Klein Blend

Brooding, shall I say mysterious? There is so much to discover in this wine. Basalt, pipe tobacco, cassis is just the beginning and from then on to be discovered.

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¥11,000
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