The beautiful-classy Substance Sauvignon Blanc wine bottle. A golden capsule on top, and on the label, large "Sb" like it came from the periodic table. "2018 Substance Sauvignon Blanc, Sunset Vineyard, Vineyard Collection, Substance, Washington"

2018 Substance Vineyard Collection Sauvignon Blanc

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Scores and Tasting Notes

​Lemon peel, oyster shell, gunpowder abound in a fascinating and complex beginning. Lemonsicle, enoki and limestone reveal the layered, electrifying and all-encompassing experience that is this timeless yet contemporary classic. –Winemaker Charles Smith

93 Points – James Suckling

“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 (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate)

“All Sauvignon Blanc brought up in a mix of barrel 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.”

Vineyard – Sunset

Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, Washington White Wine; 100% Sauvignon Blanc, 13.0% Alcohol
Located in the Ancient Lakes AVA near the town of Quincy, Sunset Vineyard is situated on one of the land’s many coulees (a canyon formed by the draining of the Missoula flood waters). Thin limestone soils with an elevation above 1200 feet provide Sunset the classic terroir of the Ancient Lakes AVA that have helped define the style of white grapes grown in the region.
The vineyards we work with are farmed using the most up-to-date, sustainable practices.


The 2018 vintage was incredible! This outstanding vintage began mild followed by a long and dry ripening season in the fall. This enabled us to hang the fruit to reach optimal ripeness without losing acidity or increasing sugars. The wines from 2018 are exceptional in many ways, from the great expression of the whites to the beautiful refinement and complexity of the reds. Enjoy!

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