Coup De Foudre

Guy, Annick et Yann Bertrand

Coup de Foudre Fleurie Gamay 2019

Deliciously light crisp fruity and savory, not super complex but pleasant to enjoy chilled on a hot day. — 2 months ago

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Coup de Foudre

Ma Cherie Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Paul K

Honestly, may be shorting a point. — 8 months ago

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Deborah M

Deborah M


Domaine Auguste Clape

Le Vin des Amis Syrah 2016

This was a fun one. A friend of mine, a wine guy that predominately drinks new world Cabernet Sauvignon, was visiting my place and wanted to try something from the old world. I figured it might be fun to try two different expressions of Syrah from the Rhône; one from the North (Auguste Clape’s “Le Vin des Amis” with vines located in and around Cornas) and one from the South (Chateau Fortia “Reserve” from Chateauneuf du Pape). Both bottles were from the same vintage and aged (at least partially) in foudre. Popped and poured. “Le Vin des Amis” appears as a deep, glass staining purple color with medium+ viscosity. On the nose, high intensity with purple flowers and a powerful bacon fat/deli case smell. Funky, but not in a barnyard sort of way; more like a reductive sort of way. The funk eventually blew off after 15-20 minutes. There are blue fruits with a generous amount of black pepper. On the palate, blue and red fruits with black pepper, lavender and iron-like minerals. Medium tannin, Medium+ acid. Medium alcohol. Long, lip smacking finish. A very giving wine that punches way high above its weight class considering this is Clape’s “entry level” wine. Clape’s “entry-level” offering — a year ago

Jae, Severn and 11 others liked this


Foudre Ferment Great Western Riesling 2021

Awesome! Is this the best Foudre Ferment Rizza from Best’s to date? I think so. Impeccable balance and tremendous flavour intensity. — 7 months ago

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Julien Pineau

Cot Coup d'Jus Vin de France

I love everything that Julian Pineau does. This wine mostly of pineau d anise I believe is no exception. Less peppery more acid driven and mineral driven then others. I wish I had a case as is the case with all his wines. — 9 months ago

Ginny Lewinski
with Ginny

Domaine de la Borde

Foudre à Canon Naturé Ouillé Arbois Pupillin Savagnin 2019


grass, melon, iced green tea. delicious and airy. tempting to call it food wine because it’s so drinkable but has enough character to be a enjoyed by itself — 6 months ago

Coup de Foudre

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Struck by lightening is how I felt 10 years ago when I reconnected with @Deked1

Here we are enjoying this beauty offering candied blackberry, crème de cassis, and black cherry notes alongside balsamic, black olives, licorice, violet, nutmeg, cardamom, leather, tobacco, clove, and wet earth notes.

Cheers to savoring the days, month, years, and milestones. Cheers to the next decade and beyond!! 🙏🥂🥂
— 7 months ago

with Deked1
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Paul K

Paul K

Love this producer!! 2009 is a nice older pull. Haven’t had the pleasure. The ‘13 and ‘18 are also great vintages if you’re digging on this producer.


@Paul K I will definitely look for those vintages! The 2009 has silky smooth tannins and juicy fruit concentration, along with tertiary notes that lend complexity. I’d recommend it, too. Cheers!! 🍷🍷

Domaine de Maubet

Cuvée Coup de Cœux Gros Manseng 2030

Légèrement fruité dans aller jusqu’aux moelleux classique, leger côté minéral. — 9 months ago