2018 Maison Noir, In Sheep's Clothing Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley WA
In sheep's clothing is André's newest project and wine! He is sourcing from Columbia Valley's Wahluke Slope and Red Mountain, a prime location for some of Washingtons' best Cabs. In Sheep's Clothing is in reference to Alonzo Harris Training Day: “to protect the sheep you gotta catch the wolf, and it takes a wolf to catch a wolf." PLEASE if you haven't seen Training Day, make it a priority to do so!
It's also a nod to Andre's original brand, "Mouton Noir" the Black Sheep. The wine is pure gold. It's bright and silky with black fruit and smooth tannins. All the Yum you want in a Cab!
A Little More...
Despite having a successful career with Citicorp Investment Services, André Hueston Mack decided to leave his desk job to pursue his passion for wine. André worked as a somm in San Antonio and this is where he would find his love for the hospitality and tidbits about little-known vineyards. His connection with the business, telling a story, and having that guest interaction gave him instant gratification. While still in Texas, Mack was awarded the prestigious title of Best Young Sommelier in America. The journey has taken him on an amazing path to "Wine Stardom" as a sommelier at Thomas Keller's world-renowned The French Laundry in Cali and then the position of Head Sommelier at the famed Per Se in NYC. Winemaking was always the dream for André and has led him where he is today with Maison Noir, where Hip Hop and black culture meets the label but it's the juice inside the bottle that is the real star.