Wines of Substance, LLC

Sb Vineyard Collection Sunset Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

8.943 ratings
8.96 pro ratings
Washington, USA
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Ron R
8.9

Purchased this because I was nudged by @H.B Treadway, and all the ratings hype.
Citrus and zesty nose. On the palate, it certainly reminds me of it’s French counterpart. Not sure if this wine sees oak - it’s not perceptible. Stones and rocks combine with crisp white fruits. It’s a well made wine, but not in the style that we prefer. Jayson SB is a similar price, but is far better (more tropical and open-knit). If you like your SB’’s taught, and tilting to the dry side, this may be for you.

Purchased this because I was nudged by @H.B Treadway, and all the ratings hype.
Citrus and zesty nose. On the palate, it certainly reminds me of it’s French counterpart. Not sure if this wine sees oak - it’s not perceptible. Stones and rocks combine with crisp white fruits. It’s a well made wine, but not in the style that we prefer. Jayson SB is a similar price, but is far better (more tropical and open-knit). If you like your SB’’s taught, and tilting to the dry side, this may be for you.

Jun 15th, 2019
Douglas Braun

Little bigger style barrel aged spiced melon herbs quince - not my style but definitely new world

Little bigger style barrel aged spiced melon herbs quince - not my style but definitely new world

Oct 3rd, 2018
Jerae Knutson

DuMOL Member Services

9.3

Aromas of soft creamy lemon & minerals. Zing on the sides of my mouth, but on the palate, a bit softer.

Aromas of soft creamy lemon & minerals. Zing on the sides of my mouth, but on the palate, a bit softer.

Feb 9th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

This is the 2015...forgot to snap a photo. Big nose of grassiness, hay, sulfur, lemon, lime and yellow florals. The flavors on the palate are much different than the nose...more fruits come through. Lemon, lime, pineapple, green apple skin, dry grass/hay, soft powdery chalkiness, big sharp acid and polished round finish. Forward of 2015, this Charles Smith brand of wine will be called "Wines of Substance."

This is the 2015...forgot to snap a photo. Big nose of grassiness, hay, sulfur, lemon, lime and yellow florals. The flavors on the palate are much different than the nose...more fruits come through. Lemon, lime, pineapple, green apple skin, dry grass/hay, soft powdery chalkiness, big sharp acid and polished round finish. Forward of 2015, this Charles Smith brand of wine will be called "Wines of Substance."

1 person found it helpfulAug 17th, 2017
Johan Larsson

Owner/Sommelier tapasbar

8.7

Mer gul och tropisk frukt än vad jag räknat med, något atypisk SB, men gott.

Mer gul och tropisk frukt än vad jag räknat med, något atypisk SB, men gott.

Jun 4th, 2017
TwiLea Fletcher

Bland. Tasteless. It must be the vintage.

Bland. Tasteless. It must be the vintage.

Jan 20th, 2021
Ray Vanderhoff

Citrus, white flowers and dried herbs on the nose. Lemon, melon and quince fruit with hints of spice, minerals and wet stones on the pallet. Made like a “fume Blanc”with a bit of oak on the finish. Nice creamy texture but lacking some acidity. Well made wine, but not my favorite style of Sauv Blanc.

Citrus, white flowers and dried herbs on the nose. Lemon, melon and quince fruit with hints of spice, minerals and wet stones on the pallet. Made like a “fume Blanc”with a bit of oak on the finish. Nice creamy texture but lacking some acidity. Well made wine, but not my favorite style of Sauv Blanc.

Sep 19th, 2019
Paul T- Huntington Beach

2nd bottle,
My kind of SB for summer heat & fun.

2nd bottle,
My kind of SB for summer heat & fun.

Jun 16th, 2019
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Nice & refreshing.
Not your typical SB, would of never guessed SB if tasted blind.
$18.00
Suckling & wine advocate 93
Jeb 92, so pretty consistent

Nice & refreshing.
Not your typical SB, would of never guessed SB if tasted blind.
$18.00
Suckling & wine advocate 93
Jeb 92, so pretty consistent

Jun 14th, 2019
Maya Kaczorowski

Heavy on the minerals

Heavy on the minerals

Feb 17th, 2019