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Coup de Foudre Winery

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Press & Reviews

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2017 Lightning Bolt | 94 Points
Dec 2019

Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Lightning Bolt has a deep garnet-purple color. It needs a little coaxing to reveal profound cassis, blackberry preserves and plum pudding notes with nuances of tobacco leaf, black olives, dried herbs, charcuterie and cedar chest. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a firm structure of grainy tannins and well-knit freshness, finishing long and earthy. — Robert Parker

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2018 Sauvignon Blanc | 92 Points
Jan 2020

The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is soft, open-knit and caressing. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint and light tropical overtones are all finely-knit. Delicate and understated, the 2018 is all class. — Antonio Galloni

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2015 Le Gauchiste | 97 Points
Dec 2018

The 2015 Le Gauchiste is a stunning wine. Soaring, intense and beautifully, layered in the glass, the 2015 is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Dark cherry jam, cocoa and plum fruit are lifted by Cabernet Franc aromatics. The 2015 is spectacularly ripe and unctuous, but also absolutely impeccable in its balance. It is one of the most impressive wines I have ever tasted from Coup de Foudre. Wow! — Antonio Galloni

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2016 Cabernet Sauvignon | 94 Points
October 2018

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet-purple in color and gives up super exuberant, ripe, expressive black and blue fruit with tons of Indian spices, earth and garrigue. The palate is full-bodied, rich and spicy with great vibrancy and grainy tannins, finishing long. — Robert Parker

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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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2016 Malbec | 93+ Points
December 2017

Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Malbec has a nose of blackberries, plum preserves and spice cake with hints of potpourri, chocolate box and cardamom, Big, rich, voluptuous and full-bodied in the mouth, with concentrated berry preserves and spicy layers plus velvety tannins to support. It finishes long and perfumed. — Robert Parker

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