Charles Smith consistently crafts great wine.
From tiny production 100-point reds to "Top 100" winning ten buck Riesling, Charles knows how to get the most out of every bottle of wine. No other American producer
can match what he has achieved across all price points.
With the 2017 Substance Cabernet, Charles has dialed in on something special. Classic Cabernet from the get-go, the wine oozes dark fruits, with complicating notes of cigar box, graphite, floral tones and baking spice. The punch on the finish is an eye-widening surprise as the bold flavors are perfectly balanced with a vibrant finale. Seriously, we could not get enough in each of our three tastings!
Writing a 93-point review that is dripping with enthusiasm, Jeb Dunnuck totally gushes...
"The base 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is brilliant, and as Cabernet Sauvignon goes, it's a value that's hard to beat! Classic black and blue fruits, damp earth, violets, and tobacco notes all emerge from this medium to full-bodied effort that stays pure, impeccably balanced, and vibrant on the palate. It's the real deal, and if it was from Napa, it would sell for 3-4 times the price."
- 93 Points, Jeb Dunnuck (4/11/2019)