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Charles Smith 'CS Substance' Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington State
91 Points

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Region: Washington Columbia Valley
Vintage: 2019
BC: $25.99

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WineScores' Review

Satisfying, strapping, velvety.
The CS Substance Cabernet Sauvignon is made from Columbia Valley fruit and was aged on lees for 11 months in French oak, 50% new.
It's fruity and flamboyant with velvety cassis and cherry aromas woven with lavender, licorice, rich dark coffee and a splash of mint. It's a strapping red with similar flavours of mocha, salted licorice, leather, pipe tobacco and brown spices.
Deeply satisfying and approachable.

Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Chocolate, Barbeque, Cheese - Hard/Aged, Game Day Wines

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2021-11-19 03:22:03.0


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