2017 Charles Smith Substance Cs Cabernet Sauvignon

Year: 2017
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Country: USA - Washington
Wine Spectator: 91
Jeb Dunnuck: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$12.95

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"Precise and vibrantly structured, with black cherry, espresso and spice flavors that take on richness toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2024. 162,605 cases made. -T.F." (WS)

"The base 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is brilliant, and as Cabernet Sauvignon goes, it’s a value that’s hard to beat! Classic black and blue fruits, damp earth, violets, and tobacco notes all emerge from this medium to full-bodied effort that stays pure, impeccably balanced, and vibrant on the palate. It’s the real deal, and if it was from Napa, it would sell for 3-4 times the price." (JD)

Winery Notes:
2017 was a fantastic year for making wine with a cool spring and a fair amount of rain. Washington had an ideal spring for heathy vines. The moderate temperatures during summer were perfect for small clusters and yet delayed veraison into the fall where we had a consistent ripening season that allowed us to hang the fruit for perfect tannin and flavor without losing acidity or acquiring too much alcohol. Overall it was a vintage to remember


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