94-POINTS! Platinum Medal 2021 Sommelier Challenge Wine Competition
Mountainside tannins are quite tight in this young bottling, as they should be. This will unwind beautifully with extended cellaring that will soften the tannins and integrate the oak load, leaving a solid representation of the AVA. A Platinum Award winner at the 2021 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition. 94-POINTS Oct 5, 2021
Classic Spring Mountain hillside Cabernet Sauvignon! Sourced from one of Napa Valleys more impressive (not to mention naturally low-yielding) vineyards, this Cabernet Sauvignon retails well north of $75/bottle and has mid 90-point scores from either the Wine Spectator or Wine Enthusiast for the 2014-2016 vintages. This is an incredible deal at $32/bottle.
Recent review from Joe Roberts - One Wine Dude: 2018 OG de Negoce Cabernet Sauvignon N. 25 (Spring Mountain District): Punching so far above its weight class and price stature that it must have Inspector Gadget arms. A-
The dense color powerfully suggests its mountain origins. Graphite and violets halo perfumed cherry notes and a beam of pure raspberry fruit framed against savory, earthy tones of rocky clay, crushed rock, bell pepper, and seasoned oak. Blackberry and leather come out with air. Smooth and sophisticated on entry with elegant mouthfeel and subtle fruit framed against firm yet refined mountain tannins on the finish. Structure and elegance abound in this well-proportioned Cabernet weighing in at 14.2% alcohol . Drink now with a good decant and over the next 20 years.
July 2nd Update – Showing quite well now and opening up nicely…elegant, perfumed cherry notes match savory earthy tones of rocky clay, bell pepper, seasoned oak, elegant mouthfeel with firm mountain structure on the finish. Recommend 24-hour decant at this young stage…fairly low pH and big tannin structure has kept this wine pretty tight but it should begin to really sing in the Fall 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec 100% French oak, 60% new, medium-toast mainly. 14.2% alc. 800 cases available Bottled July 21st, 2020