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Wine Of Substance Chardonnay 2019
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James Suckling 93
Tangerine, apple, pear and wisteria alongside notes of Italian melon and lemon meringue with a flavorful finish.

Winery Notes
Beautiful. Aromatic. Layered. A bouquet of blossoms. Tangerine, apple, pear and wisteria right to your face as Italian melon, Gala apple, clove and lemon meringue soothes your mouth. A delicate cascade of mineral washes over the palate. Complex and complete as you swoon with satisfaction.

Vineyards
Frenchman Hills (33): This vineyard was planted in 1998 and is ... read more
This is a white wine
Item ID: #40774
Location at store:57a
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by vol: 14%

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James Suckling 93
Tangerine, apple, pear and wisteria alongside notes of Italian melon and lemon meringue with a flavorful finish.

Winery Notes
Beautiful. Aromatic. Layered. A bouquet of blossoms. Tangerine, apple, pear and wisteria right to your face as Italian melon, Gala apple, clove and lemon meringue soothes your mouth. A delicate cascade of mineral washes over the palate. Complex and complete as you swoon with satisfaction.

Vineyards
Frenchman Hills (33): This vineyard was planted in 1998 and is about a 30-minute drive north of the Wahluke Slope, which is one of the warmest areas in the Columbia Valley. However, Frenchman Hills Vineyard is a cooler site, partly because of its higher elevation at 1650 feet. It also does not easily frost, and has limestone and broken basalt soils at the top of the vineyard.
Roza Hills (32): At an elevation of 1350 feet, in a natural southern sloping bowl that sits on the southern slope of the Rattlesnake Hills, Roza Hills was planted in 1977. The majority of the vineyard is planted in a loamy silt to chalky soil with broken basalt chunks interspersed.
High River (28): Located on the east side of Columbia River, High River has sandy soil with volcanic rock and a temperate micro-climate.
Moxee (7): Planted in 1973, Moxee is located east of Yakima and north of Moxee. The west facing slope is about 1450 feet elevation. The soil is Moxee silt loam with broken limestone.

Production
Yield: 4.5 tons per acre
Yeast: native
100 whole cluster pressed 100 barrel fermentation
25 new French oak barriques 11 months barrel-aged on lees

Wine Of Substance - Charles Smith

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Wine Of Substance - Charles SmithGrowing up just outside of Sacramento, California, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Charles Smith began craving worldly travel at a young age due to his Welsh mother and French father. His wine journey began as a nomadic restaurant, spending winters in Palm Springs and summers in Lake Tahoe or Napa Valley from the ages of nineteen to twenty-nine. This period of his life became a catalyst for his passion for wine. In 1989 Charles decided to move to Denmark (for a lady friend he met in the states). While in Scandinavia, Charles spent the next nine years managing rock bands and concert tours throughout Europe, including the famed Danish duo, The Raveonettes. Wining, dining and hard partying while on the road ultimately triggered the career he has today.

In 1999, he moved back to the United States, specifically to the Pacific Northwest, opening a wine shop on Bainbridge Island, just across the Puget Sound from downtown Seattle. On a road trip in late 1999, he passed through the small town of Walla Walla and met a young Frenchman and winemaker. The two men discovered their common passion for great Syrah and Charles was eventually convinced to move to Walla Walla and make his own juice. On December 2nd, 2001, Charles released his first wine, 330 cases of the 1999 K Syrah. The Walla Walla Valley was now his home.

After a devastating freeze in 2004, Charles brought to life a label he had once in a dream: HOUSE WINES. Low and behold, the label concept had never been created or trademarked, so Charles launched the legendary brand before selling it to Precept Brands in 2006. That same year, Charles started a second brand, Charles Smith Wines. The brand was themed as "The Modernist Project," which focuses on the way people generally consume wine today: immediately. As the collection grew in popularity, Charles wanted to provide even more people around the globe access to the exceptional wines, so he sold the collection of five wines --Kung Fu Girl Riesling, Eve Chardonnay, Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon, The Velvet Devil Merlot and Boom Boom! Syrah--to Constellation Brands in October 2016 in order to bring them to consumers around the world through their global distribution network. The intent was (and still is) to create wines to be enjoyed now, but with true typicity of both the varietal and the vineyard. His story continued with the creation of Charles & Charles, ViNO CasaSmith, SIXTO, POPUP, and Substance. The constant innovator and his restless nature ensure that the story doesn't end there.

In 2015, the Charles Smith footprint broadened to Seattle with the opening of Jet City, the largest urban winery on the west coast, that has attracted tens of thousands of visitors since its debut.

In 2017, he unveiled a new name for his international company and vast portfolio – Wines of Substance, which is defined as the quality of being important, valid and significant. Wines of Substance illustrates Charles' philosophy of producing exceptional wines to be enjoyed by everyone around the globe.

In 2019, Charles unveiled his latest project, POPUP. POPUP is the first chapter of his new wine story. It's a story of innovation by an American winemaker. A fresh, contemporary, of-the-moment take on the worlds most celebrated traditions, wine with bubbles.

Charles Smith is the only person to have received Winemaker of the Year distinctions by both Wine Enthusiast (2014) and Food & Wine (2009). In 2008, K Vintners was recognized by Wine & Spirits magazine as one of the "Best New Wineries of the Last Ten Years," and as "Winery of the Year" in their annual buying guide. His wines continue to receive broad recognition from leading wine publications such as Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, and Wine & Spirits with 165 scores of 95 points and above, and 632 scores of 90 points and above.

Charles currently resides in Seattle and Walla Walla with his daughter, Charlotte.

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