Columbia Valley, Washington
James Suckling 93 points; Wine Advocate 89 points!
Wines of Substance Cs Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful red wine gem from Washington State. Winemaker is Charles Smith.
"This has the wonderful, dark-fruit and olive character of a ripe cabernet sauvignon, but the polished tannins fold over the wine. It's full-bodied, yet agile and focused at the finish. Real wine for the money. Drink now."-James Suckling, June/2020, 93 points!
"Truly amazing. Deep blue and black in color. Mouth-filling layers of black currant, blackberry, cedar box and crushed stone. Death-defying balance and a firm, rich finish that seems to never end. Yes, amazing. The 2018 vintage was incredible! This outstanding vintage began mild followed by a long and dry ripening season in the fall. This enabled us to hang the fruit to reach optimal ripeness without losing acidity or increasing sugars. The wines from 2018 are exceptional in many ways, from the great expression of the whites to the beautiful refinement and complexity of the reds. Enjoy!" - Charles Smith
Pair Substance Cs Cabernet Sauvignon over the next 5-7 years with charred burgers, mushroom pizza, marinated ribeye steak, and braised short ribs.