Auction 19 | Lot No. 28
Coquerel Family Wine Estates
20 cases produced
- From our estate Walnut Wash Vineyard in the Calistoga appellation
- Our PNV wine is a tête de cuvée estate grown 100% Sauvignon Blanc made in a Pessac-Léognan style
- Fermented with special yeasts chosen for their ability to enhance flavors, texture and aromatics
- Aged 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 the Napa Valley. The heart and soul of our winery is our estate “Walnut Wash” vineyard, a gorgeous, oak-studded property that sits in the afternoon shadows of the Mayacamas Mountains. The combination of warm temperatures and deep, clay soils makes this ideal terroir for Sauvignon Blanc, our flagship variety.
Our 2014 Premiere Napa Valley bottling is a tête de cuvee Sauvignon Blanc from fruit grown at our estate vineyard. The wine is made in a Pessac-Léognan style, the region of Bordeaux where our winemaker, Christine Barbe, learned her craft.
It is fermented with special yeast strains chosen for their ability to enhance flavors, texture and aromatics. 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.
Winemaker, Coquerel Family Wine Estates
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
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..
Bin 104 Fine Wine & Spirits
5454 - Calgary Trail NW
Edmonton AB T6H 4J8
Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection