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Coup de Foudre Winery

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Press & Reviews

Antonio Galloni for Vinous Logo

2019 Lightning Bolt | 97 Points
Jan 2022

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Lightning Bolt is a blend of the four best barrels in the cellar. Deep, inky and plush, the 2019 offers up an exciting mélange of dark cherry, plum, spice, chocolate and new leather. This plush, layered Cabernet opens up beautifully with a bit of time in the glass. There is an effortlessness to the 2019 that is so alluring. — Antonio Galloni

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2019 Master Boutellier | 93 Points
Nov 2021

This is fresh and lively with fine tannins and lively sensibility. Medium-bodied with lovely savory character. Nice bones to this. Crisp finish. Easy drinkability. Drink now. — James Suckling

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2019 Les Bouquinistes | 93 Points
Nov 2021

Firmness and brightness to this, with blackberry, spice, and black fruit. Medium to full body, creamy tannins and a juicy finish. Savory in the center-palate. A field-blend of petite sirah, merlot, syrah, cabernet franc, malbec and cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold. — James Suckling

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2019 Lightning Bolt | 96 Points
Nov 2021

Lovely richness and depth with round, velvety tannins and a dusty texture. Medium-to full-bodied and savory, with a refined texture and good length. Just a touch of vanilla. This will really improve with another year or two in bottle. — James Suckling

Antonio Galloni for Vinous Logo

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon | 94 Points
Jan 2020

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is a powerful wine that captures all of the brooding intensity that is the signature of Kenefick Ranch, where this fruit is sourced. Black cherry, plum, grilled herbs, licorice, menthol, gravel and scorched earth infuse the 2018 with tremendous character. I would give the 2018 at least a few years in bottle to soften. There is plenty to look forward to.. — Antonio Galloni

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2016 Cuvée 37.2 | 94 Points
October 2018

A blend of 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, the 2016 Proprietary Red Cuvee 37.2 is deep garnet-purple in color with a nose of crushed blackberries, red currants and black cherries with wafts of cedar chest, yeast extract and black olives plus sage hints. The palate is full-bodied, rich and concentrated with grainy tannins and quite earthy in mouth, finishing long. — Robert Parker

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