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Wines of Substance Sauvignon Blanc 2017

America, Washington
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.”

Country America
Region Washington
Appellation Ancient Lakes
Winery Wines of Substance
Vintage 2017
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Sauvignon Blanc
¥3,630  (incl. tax)

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.”

Country America
Region Washington
Appellation Ancient Lakes
Winery Wines of Substance
Vintage 2017
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13%
Product Code 1265117
UPC 1-84745-00301-1
Winery

Winery Description

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.