Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Vintage production: 750 cases
Coup de Foudre (‘Lightning Strike’ in French) is the brainchild of vintner John Schwartz, affectionately known in the Valley as ‘The Mayor of Napa’, and winemaker Kent Jarman.
Their combined knowledge and experience gives them access to a portfolio of exceptional vineyards in Napa, with particular focus on the northern enclave of Calistoga.
Coup de Foudre’s flagship Cabernet Sauvignon is always a thing of beauty, unashamed in its modern, rich, and vibrant expression of Napa.
Four Corners Wine
“What a nose! Beautiful aromatics with so many layers of fresh dark berries, loads of drive, energy and opulence. Great tension and verve on the palate. The fruit is so vivacious, and there’s complexity in spades with fantastic tannins and a great finish. Delicious now, with 15+ years of cellaring potential.” (Sep. 2023)