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2018 Coup de Foudre Sauvignon Blanc

ITEM 8310359 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
samhsu 1 $26 $26
Shriketh 1 of 2 $25 $25
niche4 0 of 1 $20 $0
2 $20
Item Sold Amount Date
I8310359 1 $26 Jul 10, 2022
I8310359 1 $25 Jul 10, 2022
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RATINGS

92The Wine Advocate

...electrically charged nose of lemon curd, warm grapefruit, struck flint and wild sage with wafts of beeswax and wet stones. Medium-bodied, the palate has beautiful elegance and freshness with a crisp, refreshing backbone and great intensity and length on the finish.

92Vinous / IWC

...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.

91James Suckling

...sliced-pear and lemon-rind character, as well as bitter fruit. Peaches, too. Full-bodied, phenolic and structured.

PRODUCER

Coup de Foudre

Coup de Foudre was founded by John Schwartz and Danielle Price in Napa Valley. Price has an extensive background as a sommelier and a developer of private label wines for high-end clients in New York and Las Vegas. Schwartz is co-owner of Amuse Bouche winery in Napa. The term “coup de foudre” means “lightning strike,” as in a remarkable moment that just occurred. The estate makes Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and several blends. A flagship blend is the 37.2 Cuvee, a Pomerol style blends of Merlot, Cab Franc, and Petit Verdot. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written the the 2008 37.2 Cuvee “appears to be a Napa interpretation of a top Pomerol from Bordeaux..opulent and exuberant…”

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

White Wine, Sauvignon Blanc

This crisp, dry white wine hails from France but is grown in wine regions around the world. In California, it is sometimes called Fume Blanc; while in Sauternes, it is a component of their famous dessert wines.