2016 CS Bottle Shot. A Gold capsule sits atop a beautiful sleek dark bottle of wine. The label says 2016 Cs, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stoneridge Vineyard. From Substance.

2016 Substance Vineyard Collection Stoneridge Cabernet Sauvignon

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Scores and Tasting Notes

Stoneridge Cabernet. I have to say it again; with every vintage it continues to climb the ladder to the top of Washington’s classic profile. Red cassis, blackberry, fresh herb, tobacco, full-bodied, crushed seashell, gravel and forest floor. All this hangs on and never lets go through the endless finish. – Winemaker Charles Smith

94 Points – Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate)

“The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Stoneridge Vineyard Collection is another exotic, complex and perfumed Cabernet from this team. Ample dark fruits are supported by notes of dried cherries, rose petals, apple blossom, and spice. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it’s a seamless, finesse-oriented 2016 that has everything in the right places, no hard edges, and a great finish.”

94 Points – James Suckling

“Impeccably pure cabernet with a fragrant, floral, violet-like edge to the nose, together with roasting herbs and really pure cassis. The shape and structure of the palate is so refined, delivering a St. Julien-esque impression of real depth and intensity of flavor with assertive yet supple structure and effortless tension. Such value and style is hard to find. Drink or hold.”

94+ Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (v2015)

“Revealing aromas of minty cassis, plums and sweet soil, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Stoneridge Vineyard is medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated but quite youthfully tight-knit, concluding with a firm, chalky finish that renders it somewhat inscrutable.”

Vineyard – Stoneridge (100%)

(100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley AVA, Washington State, 13.5% Alcohol)
Alluvial fan gravel bed, the site rests above the flood plain of the Columbia River. Under the top soil is a layer of caliche and basalt 6-12" deep, creating a calcium and iron rich media that forces roots to struggle.
The vineyards we work with are farmed using the most up to date sustainable practices.


The 2016 vintage started early and warm in Washington State. When summer arrived, the season saw cooler evenings that helped retain acidity, extended thegrowing and ripening period into September and October. This allowed the fruit to gain more complexity and deeper charm without sacrificing the acid or producing higher alcohol content. The vintage has created deeply rich and focused wines that we will be able to enjoy for along time to come.

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