A clean black wine label with a gold border and text in white: "Sb" like from the periodic table; "2019. Vineyard Collection. Substance. Washington State. Sauvignon Blanc. Sunset Vineyard."

2019 Substance Vineyard Collection Sauvignon Blanc

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$20.00
A classy golden bottle of wine with white wine inside. A golden capsule on top with a black label with white and gold text.

Tasting Notes by Winemaker Charles Smith

“A mountain of crushed minerals greets the senses as a gateway to lemon peel, lime leaves and melon rind which adds to the depth of this focused elixir. Ever-expanding and building to a long and satisfying finish.”

Vintage Notes

The 2019 vintage was on the cooler side as it started slow with later-than-usual bud break and continued on to be fairly moderate throughout the year. Some vineyards had issues with an October freeze a bit earlier than usual, but our high-elevation vineyards have great air drainage which allows us to extend the growing season late into October without freeze. This yielded fantastic ripening and some awesome wines with incredible balance and character. Overall, we are excited about the wine produced in 2019, which has brought us more finesse, incredible flavors and lovely balance.

Winemaking

Varietal Breakdown: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation: Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley
Vineyard(s): Sunset (100%)
Production: 2.7 tons per acre | Native yeast | 100% whole berry fermentation | 50% concrete tank fermentation and 50% barrel fermentation | 31% new French oak barriques | 10 months barrel-aged on lees
Wine Analysis: 6.9 g/L titratable acidity | 3.22 pH | 13.0% alcohol | No residual sugar

Current & Past Scores

93 Points – James Suckling (v2018)

“This is a dense, phenolic white with dried lemon-rind, sliced-apple and honey character. Full-bodied, layered and flavorful. Lots of zesty character. Lots of limey character. 50% fermented in concrete and some large barrels. Natural yeast. Drink or hold.”

91+ Points – Jeb Dunnuck (v2018)

“All Sauvignon Blanc brought up in a mix of barrel (20% new) and concrete, the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Vineyard Collection offers a beautiful, steely style that has ample mid-palate richness and depth. Tart pineapple and citrus notes, plenty of minerality, and a crisp, clean finish make for a terrific, classic Sauvignon that will evolve for 2-3 years, if not longer.”

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