Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, Washington
Wine Advocate 93+ points! Jeb Dunnuck 92 points!
Substance Sb Sunset Vineyard is a gorgeous single-vineyard Sauvignon Blanc from the Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, Washington. The original thought for Wines of Substance 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. This single-vineyard Loire-style Substance Sauvignon Blanc is the newest chapter in the history books of Charles Smith and his wines. The label definitively says, "This is Sauvignon Blanc." With the Sb, you know who made this wine: Charles Smith.
"Electrifying. Energy galore! Where there's fruit...there's green papaya, kiwi, d'anjou pear, straw, kiss of jasmine. Where there's minerality… there's seashells, oyster, flint, gun powder, warm sand. Where there's complexity…there's balance and purity. There is Substance." - Charles Smith
"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."-William Kelley, Wine Advocate, 93+ points!
Enjoy Substance Sb Sunset Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc over the next 3-4 years as an aperitif wine or with grilled shrimp, sushi, crab salad, roast chicken and mild cheeses.