TN: 2014 Substance Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, Washington)

  • 2014 Substance Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, Washington (10/28/2016)
    This is my favorite under $15 domestic Cab right now. Cherry, plums, spices and mild oak. Balanced and complex for the price point. Could easily be fooled by a $50 Cali Cab. (91 pts.)

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Is this the first release from the Smith regime?

Second, according to today’s Full Pull email.

Michael

Is this the first release from the Smith regime?

Vintage started in 2006. I know he sold a brand and wondering if this wine was included in the deal

John, Charles Smith recently bought the Substance brand. Back in 2006 it was a collaboration between Jamie Brown and Greg Harrington, not sure who actually owned it. Smith seems to be positioning it now as the replacement for the low end brands he sold to Constellation. As far as Cab goes, 2013 was Smith’s first vintage.

Michael

Michael thanks for the info. Excellent stuff for the price. I think I paid only $12 a bottle on sale in Minneapolis. This is much better than my brother pays for it in Seattle.

Around $11.50 at Vons/Safeway/Pavilions if you buy 6 bottles