Coquerel Family Wine Estates

2018 Sauvignon Blanc
Calistoga

2019 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 23 | Lot No. 75
Vintage

2018

Coquerel Family Wine Estates

Sauvignon Blanc
Calistoga

20 cases produced

Highlights

  • Estate grown Sauvignon Blanc from Block 9 in our Walnut Walsh Vineyard, known for grapes with intense flavors
  • Made in a Pessac-Léognan style, the region of Bordeaux where Christine Barbe learned her craft
  • Fermented with special yeast strains chosen to enhance flavors, textures and aromatics
  • Aging sur lie for seven months with frequent stirring to increase body and mouthfeel

Coquerel Family Wine Estates is located just beyond the town of Calistoga at the north end of Napa Valley. The combination of warm temperatures and deep, clay soils makes this an ideal terroir for Sauvignon Blanc, our flagship variety. Our one-of-a-kind Premiere Napa Valley wine is a tête de cuvée Sauvignon Blanc from fruit grown in our estate vineyard. Made in a Pessac-Leognan style, the region of Bordeaux where our winemaker, Christine Barbe, learned her craft. We chose Block 9 this year due to its outstanding quality. It is then fermented with special yeast strains chosen for their ability to enhance flavors, texture and aromatics, then it is aged sur lie for seven months with frequent stirring to increase body and mouthfeel. This powerful yet balanced wine offers a unique and delicious interpretation of Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc.


Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Christine Barbe

Winemaker, Coquerel Family Wine Estates

Winemaker, Christine Barbe

Christine Barbe has always had a passion for Sauvignon Blanc. While a Ph.D. student in Enology at the Bordeaux Institute, she began making wine at Château Carbonnieux and La Louvière in Pessac-Léognan. For the next five years, she worked almost exclusively with Sauvignon Blanc, learning how to determine by taste the precise time to harvest the grapes to maximize the aroma and flavor of the wine.

Country born: France

Education: She holds a Ph.D. in Enology and Viticulture from the Bordeaux Institute and has extensive experience crafting Sauvignon Blanc—first in her native Bordeaux and now for more than 13 years in Napa Valley.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Christine understands the importance of picking the best fruit at the right moment, making multiple passes through our vineyard to ensure that grapes are harvested at peak ripeness and balance. In the French tradition, she allows the vineyard to dictate the style of the wine..

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