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Coup de Foudre Les Bouquinistes 2019

$139.00
Les Bouquinistes 2019 is a field blend composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Sirah, Syrah, Malbec and Cabernet Franc from our Calistoga, Napa Valley vineyards. This series is made to produce a stunning Napa Valley wine that also generates awareness and funding for worthy charities throughout the world. Each vintage celebrates a renowned author committed to social justice. Le Bouquinistes 2019 Chapter Five recognizes Patricia McCormick’s SOLD, the story of a thirteen-year-old girl from Nepal named Lakshmi who is sold into sexual slavery in IndiaPast vintages have featured a wide range of authors including Nicolas Kristof of The New York Times, Pulitzer prize winner Tracy Kidder, Jacqueline Novogratz and Shobha Rao. These collaborations have directly benefited charities in Cambodia, Africa, and India. Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc

Coup de Foudre Les Bouquinistes 2020

$139.00
Les Bouquinistes 2020 is a field blend composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc from our Calistoga, Napa Valley vineyards. We produced just shy of 500 cases of this vintage. Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc "Aromas of currants, orange peel, dark plums and hints of vanilla. Some bark. Medium-bodied with juicy flavors and a light bark and stem undertone. 24% petite sirah, 20% merlot, 20% cabernet franc, 18% syrah, 10% malbec, and 8% cabernet sauvignon. Delicious for early drinking. Drink now." - James Sucking, 91 points  

I AM A GIRL FROM AFRICA

We are excited about this offer; and the amazing story told by our featured author will move you to your core. Our goal is to produce a stunning Napa Valley wine while promoting the missions of our esteemed authors and generating much-needed awareness and funding for worthy charities throughout the world. Each vintage celebrates an author who exemplifies unwavering commitment to social justice. Past vintages have featured a wide range of scribes, including Nicolas Kristoff of The New York Times, Pulitzer-prize winner Tracy Kidder, Jacqueline Novogratz and Patricia McCormick. These collaborations have raised more than $100,000 to benefit charities in Cambodia, Africa, Nepal and other developing countries.
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Les Bouquinistes 2020 Chapter Six features Elizabeth Nyamayaro’s I Am A Girl From Africa. It is a remarkable story of what is possible when girls are given an equal right to quality education. When Elizabeth was only eight years old a severe drought decimated the crops in her agricultural village in Zimbabwe. After months of hunger and malnourishment, she found herself alone, face down under a tree in a parched field, too weak to move. Incredibly, a UN aid worker found her, gave her food, and saved her life. This was a transformative moment for Elizabeth; it inspired her to dedicate her life to uplifting her community, her continent and now the world. As Elizabeth grew into a teenager and then a young adult, attending school intermittently when she wasn’t needed to help “find money,” she never lost sight of this goal. She was grounded by the African concept of Ubuntu: I am because we are. And because we are, you are! With the support of her community — and exceptional drive and perseverance — Elizabeth overcame crushing obstacles and eventually served as a senior advisor to the United Nations where she launched HeForShe, one of the world’s largest global solidarity movements for gender equality. She has chosen that the proceeds from the sale of this wine will benefit globalgirlsglow.org. Global G.L.O.W. is an organization that mentors girls to advocate for themselves and make their communities stronger. Their after-school programs in 23 countries, including the United States, seek to ignite the power of girls as a force for global transformation. Your contributions will continue to deliver the important message of hope, community support and interdependence to girls and women all over the world.

Coup de Foudre Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

$179.00
The 2018 Coup de Foudre Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot from our Calistoga, Napa Valley vineyards. Intense aromatics of fresh dark berries and deep, complex tannins comingle with melted chocolate and cassis to create a Bordeaux-esque palate profile. This wine will age extremely well. The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is described as a real beauty by Antonio Galloni (Vinous) with a redolent of blueberry jam, spice, mint, lavender and black cherry, all with terrific energy and superb balance. Vivid and sumptuous.

Coup de Foudre Lightning Bolt 2019

$260.00
Coup de Foudre Lightning Bolt is only produced when we feel there are barrels worthy enough of presenting 100% Cabernet Sauvignon as a stand-alone. Showing perfect varietal Cabernet Sauvignon character, this 2019 is rich with elements of Dark Chocolate, focused cassis, nuances of blue and black berry. 100% new French Oak, aged 20 months, fills in the crème brulee like mid-palate. Only 100 cases produced (4 barrels!)