Wines of Substance, LLC Cs Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Ratings on Delectable

Frank Kuo

Color of hazy inky purple with some green brownish note on the rim. Nose of nice dark chocolate, black cherries, herbs, and a bit spice, all moderate strength. Taste of young and dominant acidity, powerful tannins, black cherry, and some bittersweet zesty note. Sweet cherries come stronger on the second wave, same is the bitterness probably from sulfates. Aftertaste is zesty(a bit too strong on my opinion), a bit dark chocolate, some cedar wood on the back of the tongue, and medium short. A wine that is above average to drink on a normal day. A wine that has enough flavors to qualify as a quality bottle but no WOW factor for a prime time.

Color of hazy inky purple with some green brownish note on the rim. Nose of nice dark chocolate, black cherries, herbs, and a bit spice, all moderate strength. Taste of young and dominant acidity, powerful tannins, black cherry, and some bittersweet zesty note. Sweet cherries come stronger on the second wave, same is the bitterness probably from sulfates. Aftertaste is zesty(a bit too strong on my opinion), a bit dark chocolate, some cedar wood on the back of the tongue, and medium short. A wine that is above average to drink on a normal day. A wine that has enough flavors to qualify as a quality bottle but no WOW factor for a prime time.

9.0

Jay Traver

One hour of breath and now we're talkin. Smells like a S'more PopTart. Chocolately, creamy, some bright berries. The initial mouthfeel is mildly abrasive. It hits hard with big, soft oak. Confectionery. The tannins hang around for over 1 minute. This cab is RAD!! RP92 $16.99 at Ashe's

One hour of breath and now we're talkin. Smells like a S'more PopTart. Chocolately, creamy, some bright berries. The initial mouthfeel is mildly abrasive. It hits hard with big, soft oak. Confectionery. The tannins hang around for over 1 minute. This cab is RAD!! RP92 $16.99 at Ashe's

9.1

Brian Ager

100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Columbia Valley with rich aromatics of black currant fig and cocoa nibs. Much of that rich fruit continues into the palate with the addition of hints of graphite and molasses with just enough mellowed tannins to pair perfectly with grilled strip steak & Japanese sweet potato fries. 2014 vintage is drinking wonderfully right now, especially after allowing it to decant for an hour! ($14) [9/6/19]

100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Columbia Valley with rich aromatics of black currant fig and cocoa nibs. Much of that rich fruit continues into the palate with the addition of hints of graphite and molasses with just enough mellowed tannins to pair perfectly with grilled strip steak & Japanese sweet potato fries. 2014 vintage is drinking wonderfully right now, especially after allowing it to decant for an hour! ($14) [9/6/19]

9.1

Becky Phillips

Good little inexpensive red.

Good little inexpensive red.

8.7

Isaac Pirolo Delectable Pro

Followed an excellent $70 Cabernet from Calistoga, so some palate recalibration was required. This sets the minimum standard for what's 'high' quality in domestic Cabernet Sauvignon. Black cherry cut with cranberry, along with black licorice, loam based minerality, and just the right amount of grip.

Followed an excellent $70 Cabernet from Calistoga, so some palate recalibration was required. This sets the minimum standard for what's 'high' quality in domestic Cabernet Sauvignon. Black cherry cut with cranberry, along with black licorice, loam based minerality, and just the right amount of grip.

9.1

John Howard Delectable Pro

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

Starting to really like Washington State Cab for its structure and subtlety.

Starting to really like Washington State Cab for its structure and subtlety.

8.9

Andrew Lohse Delectable Pro

Cherry, plum. Smooth. Dry in the mouth with nice mineral foundation. Herbs. Earthy. Some tobacco leaf, but not overpowering. Opens up really well.

Cherry, plum. Smooth. Dry in the mouth with nice mineral foundation. Herbs. Earthy. Some tobacco leaf, but not overpowering. Opens up really well.

8.9

Tobin Trevarthen Delectable Pro

A nice Cab from WA. Chocolate, fig, tobacco.

A nice Cab from WA. Chocolate, fig, tobacco.

9.0

Paul Weil Delectable Pro

Smooth and velvety CS from Charles Smith, this wine is the Cab version of their Velvet Devil Merlot.

Smooth and velvety CS from Charles Smith, this wine is the Cab version of their Velvet Devil Merlot.

8.8

Isaac Pirolo Delectable Pro

Rich, dark cassis is backed up by sour black cherry. Baking chocolate, woodshop, and new tires add complexity and character. The mouth drying tannins emerge sweet after 45 minutes and provide plenty of structure and balance. This continues to make a strong claim for the best under $20 Cabernet.

Rich, dark cassis is backed up by sour black cherry. Baking chocolate, woodshop, and new tires add complexity and character. The mouth drying tannins emerge sweet after 45 minutes and provide plenty of structure and balance. This continues to make a strong claim for the best under $20 Cabernet.

9.1

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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