97-POINTS and WINE OF THE YEAR 2021 SOMMELIER CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL
Atlas Peak’s fruit and tannin structure are hard to miss in this wine. There is an elegant rusticity to the best wines that hail from there, and this can be counted among them. Fresh blackberry and crushed rock minerality come in wave across the supple texture, and a dusty character puts a little edge on the flavors that linger well into the distance. Something smothered in a brown mushroom sauce will be a great pairing. A Platinum Award winner at the 2021 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition. 97-POINTS Oct 5, 2021
2018 OG de Negoce N. 30 Cabernet Sauvignon (Atlas Peak): Big-time yummy, and showing equally big-time amounts of craftsmanship. A- 1 Wine Dude - Joe Roberts 11/8/21
Old world meets new in this harmonious and deftly balanced high-elevation, hillside Cabernet. Densely colored with aromas of blackcurrant, plum and blackberry mingling with shiitake mushroom, graphite and white flowers and just a kiss of brown sugar oak. Well proportioned, elegant and refined throughout with a creamy texture and silky sweet tannins, this incredibly well-crafted Cabernet will have broad appeal. Drink now or hold for another decade or two.
Check-in tasting 6.23.21 - This is seriously classy juice. Nice, seasoned oak mocha and woody resin notes out of the bottle…fruit and tertiary aromas start to punch through with air...tobacco, leather, black cherry, black current and toffee. Finally coming around and integrating the oak. Decant for a couple hours or 24-hour decant. ______________________