2017 Charles Smith Substance Cs Cabernet Sauvignon

Year: 2017
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Country: USA - Washington
Wine Spectator: 91
James Suckling: 91
Jeb Dunnuck: 93
Wine Enthusiast: 88
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$12.95
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2019 WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100: #49

BRAND NEW EFFORT!! ANOTHER LAWC "BEST BUY"!!

"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)

"A very appealing, all-round cabernet that gets all the treatment, in terms of natural-yeast fermentation and extended maceration in purpose-built tanks. It is made from vineyards with dedicated, higher-density planting to achieve the right level of ripeness and depth. The nose has abundant cassis with cooler, leafy aromas, as well as a very composed palate that delivers deep purple fruit and impressive length. Drink now. 165,000 cases produced." (JS)

"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)

"Distracting aromas of mesquite smoke and char are followed by notes of cherry and herb. Sleek but plentiful plum and smoke flavors follow. The tannins give a light grip. -Sean P. Sullivan (WE)

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