Maison Noir In Sheep's Clothing Cabernet 2018, Washington
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
In Sheep's Clothing delivers a ripeness of fruit flavors while preserving the acidity that gives the medium to full-bodied wine a sense of freshness. With layers of cassis, blueberries, and black cherries, this wine lends to a New World style of fruit with more of an Old World structure with a hint of wood smoke. This wine fully embraces an integral part of classic Cabernet Sauvignon by highlighting a complex blend of dried herbs: anise, thyme and bay leaf.
The name is a hat tip to Alonzo Harris: "to protect the sheep, you gotta catch the wolf, and it takes a wolf to catch a wolf."
Wine, Art, and What’s Next: Kevin Tucker and André Mack
Join us for this conversation around the traditions and histories of wine making and art museums. How do both industries maintain necessary traditions yet stay relevant for growth into the future? How can art and wine be made accessible to broader audiences?
Sip on Mack’s wine and engage in the conversation!
Iconoclastic sommelier André Hueston Mack was the first African American to be named Best Young Sommelier in America by Chaine des Rotisseurs. He was a sommelier at Thomas Keller’s renowned French Laundry before opening Chef Keller’s three Michelin-starred Per Se. In 2007, he founded Maison Noir Wines, which incorporated his trademark attitude and personal perspective on wine subculture. The wines are unique and distinctive garage wines (micro-négociant), which source the best fruit possible in the Willamette Valley region of Oregon to produce wines showing the individuality of their respective sites and terroirs. With his wife Phoebe Damrosch, Mack founded and runs & Sons Hospitality Group in the Prospect Lefferts Garden neighborhood of Brooklyn, which includes their wine shop, ham bar, and provisions shop with more to come.
Kevin W. Tucker is the High Museum of Art’s Chief Curator. With more than two decades of curatorial and museum leadership experience, he directs the High’s curatorial program and oversees interpretation, research, and development of the collections. In addition, he works with the executive staff and across curatorial departments to develop plans for permanent collection installations and to organize an ambitious schedule of special exhibitions.