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Coup de Foudre Winery

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Press & Reviews

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2018 Lightning Bolt | 97 Points
Jan 2021

An opulent, full-throttle wine, the 2018 Lightning Bolt dazzles from start to finish. Quite simply, it is the most striking wine I have ever tasted from Coup de Foudre. It is a rich, sumptuous Cabernet loaded with fruit. Inky dark red fruit, mocha, spice, new leather, licorice and chocolate with tremendous richness and volume. Soft curves and silky tannins add to its immeasurable appeal. — Antonio Galloni

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2018 Master Bouteillier | 92 Points
Aug 2020

A tight, fruity red with some energy and brightness to the ripe, juicy fruit. Medium to full body and fine tannins. Fruity finish. Drink now or hold. — James Suckling

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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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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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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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