2014 Substance Cabernet Sauvignon by Charles Smith
SALE: $16.99 (Reg. $19.99)
90-92 Points, Wine Advocate:
“Tasted out of barrel, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon should be just as good as the 2013. Seeing all native yeast, 42 days on skins, 12 months in French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered, it offers classic plum and blackberry fruit intermixed with ample licorice, toasted bread and violet aromas and flavors. Concentrated, balanced and the real deal, buy it by the case and drink it over the coming 4-5 years.”
Depth and layer upon layer, black cassis, dark cherry, tobacco leaf and morels. Then, pushes on to
a full palate, that is savory, mineral driven and earthbound. Smooth, long, compelling...
Readers need to check out these latest Charles Smith offerings released under the Substance label. These are all handpicked, see native ferments and aging in French oak barrels (the white sees some concrete), so while they sell for a song, they're legit.”