Substance Cab has established itself as one of the most righteous bargains in Cabernet from anywhere in the world. The 2017, which we tasted yesterday, is the real deal, pushing the reset button on what we could ever expect from a $15 Cab. Wine Spectator (91 points) and Jeb Dunnuck (93 points) are right on the mark: this is a bargain that totally over-delivers.
And while we're talking Cabs, we've included two of our favorites from recent offers that are way too great to pass up. Cheers to the weekend! THE Bargain: Substance Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
$14.99 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order
91 points Wine Spectator: "Precise and vibrantly structured, with black cherry, espresso and spice flavors that take on richness toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2024."
93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "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."
Between this and Betz's Heart of the Hill, you have the two best Washington Cabernets I've tasted in the last 12 months, or more. I got misty-eyed tasting it -- how could there be so much power and muscle with such elegance, beauty and restraint?! (again, we're talking 13.6% alcohol) To have this depth but to float, to be so velvety and so pure...I'm getting misty again. Black berries and black cherries, tobacco, bay leaf, sweet baking spices enveloped me before the cassis and graphite reverberated through the sensual finish. The tannins are managed and integrated perfectly -- perfectly. The freshness and energy makes it utterly tantalizing as a wine to open now and enjoy over a few days; the structure politely requests a cellar nap, from two to twenty years. - Marcus
97 points Jeb Dunnuck:"This inky colored effort is packed and stacked, with deep blackberry and currant fruits intermixed with lots of graphite, crushed rock, and minerals as well as smoky, violets aromas and flavors. This full-bodied beauty has gorgeous purity and elegance. It needs 2-4 years of bottle age and will keep for two decades."
The first ever "Old Vines" Cabernet from Soos Creek, from some of Washington's oldest -- and best -- Cab vines in Ciel du Cheval. I've tasted dozens of reds from Soos Creek, I've been fond of them all but wow, this is a whole new level of wine from them.
More polished, more structured, more delicious. It's more of everything, really, like the Turbo model of an already awesome 911. Black cherry, black raspberry and cassis roar. Graphite and cocoa rev. The whole package just purrs with sophistication, class and power. - Marcus
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