De Negoce Wines, founded by Cameron Hughes, is a notable wine brand that utilizes the negociant model to offer high-quality wines at affordable prices. He sources exceptional 'lots' of wine from prestigious vineyards and wineries from around the world.
Due to the fact that he buys these wines in bulk, he is able to price them with deep discounts. Because of contractual reasons, he cannot disclose the specific source but can name the varietal, region, and retail price at the winery.
Lot 76 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a stunning value and a compelling wine.
The final product is an archetypal Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with broad appeal, a perennial 91-92 pt Cabernet that's as comfortable on Tuesday night as it is on Saturday night. It sells out of the winery tasting room for $85CAD/bottle.
Deep ruby in the glass - almost opaque. Opens with a jubilee of cherry, dark, dusty plum and mocha adding creme de cassis and raspberry notes with air. Allspice and pretty red rock minerality lift the nose. Terrific weigh on entry ripe with creme de cassis and vanilla-flecked cherry notes dominating the lush but well-balanced palate. The finish is long and clean with pure, pretty fruit throughout. Exquisitely balanced and built to drink well now and over the next decade.