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Sang-Froid Follies Cast


Isabelle is a San Francisco based actress. Recent work includes a supporting role in Transformer’s newest film “Bumblebee” directed by Travis Knight and starring Hailee Steinfeld. Isabelle is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Cocktail and Craft Beer Man: ANDREW KERNER

Andrew is completing his senior year at Mt. Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, California, and has acted in four of its Conservatory Theatre Ensemble (CTE) in one-act plays (Achilles in Sparta, six short plays, TV, Burnt Orange and Shaggy), and in Sense and Sensibility, Oliver Twist, and Buttercup. CTE production credits include being technical director for Hamlet and stage manager for Mid-Summer Night’s Dream and the 2019 spring One-Act Festival. Andrew authored the one-act play, “The Death of a Princess,” about Princess Diana, and a movement show, “The Void,” about childhood imagination in a cruel reality. Andrew will attend Santa Monica City College a year before transferring to the University of Southern California.

Mr. Sang-Froid Man: JOHN D. MURPHY

Sang-Froid Follies is John’s second film performance. He played a man raking leaves (another non-speaking role) in his feature film Valley of the Heart’s Delight.

Sang-Froid Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
Sang-Froid Estate Cabernet 2016

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon


2015 Cabernet Sauvignon


Rating Scale: 90-95 Outstanding; wines of remarkable personality and breed well worth seeking out.


2015 and 2016 Sang-Froid Vineyards Estate Grown whole berry Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from a single 1.06 Acre block planted in 1989 using Grace Family Vineyards Bosche cuttings on 110R Rootstock, with small lot fermentation in 70 per cent new, thin stave, tight grain, French oak from Taransaud, Boutes, and Remond.

Sang-Froid Vineyards limited production neighbors in AVA St. Helena include Grace Family Vineyards, Revana, Vineyard 29, and Colgin Cellars Tyschon Hill Vineyards.

Tasting Notes

Fresh black currant, brambly blackberry, with hints of mocha and exotic spice. Enters full and plush, concentrated mid-palate, mouth coating texture with a firm acid backbone, supple tannins and lingering finish. This fruit-focused, food-friendly Napa Cabernet is ready upon release and will age gracefully for well over 15 years.

2016 Sang-Froid Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Release Date

March 1st, 2019

Cases Produced


Alc. By Vol.



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Sang-Froid Vineyards commenced the assessment and review process to receive a Napa Green designation awarded to agricultural operations that meet sustainable standards for the maintenance and protection of the environment including impact on the watershed, elimination of harmful pesticides and herbicides, and dedication to sustainable agricultural practices.

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Whence Sang-Froid?

Sang-Froid Vineyards was originally titled “Sanglier” Vineyards. “Sanglier” is French for wild boar. Following the ordering of gate signage, Proprietaire Paula Murphy was enjoying a latte in Healdsburg, California, when she locked on a sign visible through the trees in across the park in which she and a friend were sitting: “Sanglier Wines.”

Proprietaire John Murphy, upon learning of the cheeky existence of Sanglier Wine, instantly employed a French-English dictionary to find a French word that contained as many letters of Sanglier as possible to salvage the signage order. Sang-froid took the prize with five: S-A-N-G-I.

Plenty of sang-froid was manifested.

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Cork Taint Guarantee

Each bottle of Sang-Froid Estate Grown Whole Berry Cabernet Sauvignon is protected from cork taint with a Portocork. Portocork will refund full retail cost of each bottle should any of their patented corks fail. Portocork International, founded in 1977 in Santa Maria de Lamas, Portugal, has offices and production facilities in the United States and around the world.

On the bottling line

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John D. Murphy and Paula L. Key, Ph.D., proprietors of Sang-Froid Vineyards, bottled their first estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon (2015), in 2017. John was a professor and higher education entrepreneur who helped establish, in 1989, one of the first accredited online degree programs in the nation. Paula is a founder and president of a financial planning group with offices in Old Town Napa and throughout California.

Paula and John are adventure travelers and hikers having visiting some 100 countries and six (John) out of the seven (Paula) continents. Celebrating their 27th wedding anniversary, they live surrounded by their limited production Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard with a poodle, Balzac (BZ), the Formosan Mountain dog, Rocky, and Paula’s 1969 Citroen 2CV that has a starring role on the Sang-Froid label.

John wrote and produced the award winning (Boston International and Worldfest Houston Film Festivals) feature film Valley of the Heart’s Delight the dramatization of political populism gone lethal in Northern California at the height of the Great Depression, starring Peter Postlethwaite, Gabriel Mann, Diana Scarwid, Tom Bower, Emily Harrison, and Bruce McGill. Recently completed stage and screen plays include Buttercup based on a Guy De Maupassant short story, and Though the Heavens Fall, an evidence-based fictionalization of the trial two men were denied at the populist hands of California Governor James Rolph in 1933.

Get Your Sang-Froid On!

Sang-Froid is French for “Cold-Blood.” Employed colloquially to capture the human condition, sang-froid is a synonym for someone who maintains composure, equanimity, self-possession, unflappability, or cool-headedness in the face of challenges by man or beast.



Tastings And Winery Tours

2015 and 2016 Cabernet tastings (including barrel tasting of 2017 if desired), and winery tours are by appointment cost $35.00 per person that may be applied to the purchase of two (2) bottles or more. Purchase of six (6) bottles or more is accompanied by a twenty (20) percent discount

 Email: [email protected]
  Telephone: 707 968-5398


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  • Six (6) or more bottles are accompanied by a twenty (20) percent discount.
  • $165.00 / bottle plus California sales tax and shipping.


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