For this 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, we’ve drawn on our unique ability to produce extremely fine Malbec from Calistoga
Our Malbec ripens early on western-facing slopes and at a low Brix number, creating a beautiful, fruit-forward, aromatic and balanced wine
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec
Aging for 18 months in 60% new French oak; lighter on the oak to allow the Malbec to shine through
Coup de Foudre 2018 "BeCalm" Lightning Bolt: malBeC scrambled in with two of our best lots of Cabernet Sauvignon from our Calistoga vineyards.
Winemaker, Coup De Foudre Winery
I was born in southern Louisiana, where my grandfather owned a wine distribution company. The culinary aspects of the area, and the fine wines introduced by my grandfather inspired me to pursue a winemaking career.
Country born: United States
Education: I graduated from U.C. Davis with a Viticulture and Enology degree and interned at J. Wine Company and Spring Mountain Vineyards. I then worked at Duckhorn Wine Company for five years.
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
For the past 20 years, we have had the great fortune and honor to work with wine, savor it and witness its impact on consumers as they navigate the wonders of wine and the sheer pleasure that it brings.
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