The Wine:åÊCharles Smith Wines of Substance Cabernet Sauvignon
The Grape:åÊ100%åÊCabernet Sauvignon
From:åÊColumbia Valley, Washington
Tastes Like:åÊPlum, blackberry,åÊlicorice
Pair With:åÊBeef, pizza, lamb
“If you’re making a brand called Wines of Substance, shouldn’t the wines be substantial?” That was the question winemaker Charles Smith asked himself when making this Cabernet, and his obvious answer was “yes.” The finished wine was aged for a full yearåÊin oak barrels before bottlingåÊand shows aromas of plum and blackberry. The palate is concentrated and offers up notes of violets, leather, and licorice.åÊThis wine is ready to drink now, but will age well over the next 5 years.