Substance Cabernet Sauvignon Stoneridge Vineyard 2014 | Full bodied, Concentrated & Impressive – 92+WA
WA92+ | Iconic winemaker and former punk rock roadie Charles Smith mastermind behind iconic labels such as El Jefe, The Creator, and Motor City Kitty, crafts this Substance Cabernet Sauvignon Stoneridge Vineyard 2014. Black currants, slight forest floor, and brimming with personality. So, this wine is the late night DJ that will keep the party going into the wee hours.
In addition, “Classic Cabernet notes of plum, cassis, hoisin sauce, and graphite. While all giving way to a full-bodied concentrated red. And with an undeniable chalky minerality on the finish. It’s impressive today, but it will keep for at least a decade.” – WA.
The terroir of Substance Cabernet Sauvignon Stoneridge Vineyard 2014 begins with an alluvial fan gravel bed. First, the site rests above the flood plain of the Columbia River. While under the topsoil is a layer of caliche and basalt 6-12’’ deep. Hence, creating calcium and iron-rich media that forces roots to struggle. And of course, we farm the vineyards using the most up to date sustainable practices.
Charles Smith family of Wines
So, in 2017, Charles Smith unveiled a new name for his international company and vast portfolio. Hence, Wines of Substance is defined as the quality of being important, valid and significant. Most important, Wines of Substance illustrates Charles’ philosophy of producing exceptional wines to be enjoyed by everyone around the globe.
The intent was (and still is) creating wines to be enjoyed now, but with true typicity of both the varietal and the vineyard. His story continued with the creation of Charles & Charles, ViNO CasaSmith, SIXTO, and Substance. The constant innovator and his restless nature ensure that the story doesn’t end there.
|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||"… black fruit wrapped around a powerful juicy core, finishing with super-smooth, velvety tannins. If this wasn’t the iconic red with the gothic label, it was a dead ringer…|
|Why now?||Exclusive | Limited | Amazing value|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||Double Gold 2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition (98 Pts) | Double Gold 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition|
|What is it?||Red Wine from Napa Valley WA|
|What’s in it?||75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 5% Petite Sirah, 2% Syrah | ABV 14.5%|
|When to drink?||Now to 2028+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Poultry, Comfort Foods, Cheese|
|Drink with:||Cabernet lovers whose favorite red-wine pairing is a second glass|
|Occasion||Lots of friends & Lots of Wine|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 15 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||8+ @24.99 includes free shipping|