We originally created the 2008 version of this wine to celebrate our 10th anniversary as a winery in 2010. With the exotic complexity and food friendliness of a white Rhone-style blend, it is a “red-drinker’s white,” a complex alternative to the more one-dimensional white varietal wines like Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc. It is the perfect complement to its namesake shellfish, as well as chicken or pork dishes with buttery-creamy sauces. *Coquille is pronounced “ko-keel” and it is French for shellfish or scallop, like the scallop shells on the Shelton family coat of arms.
A rendezvous with friends is all the more delicious a pleasure over a bottle of luscious chilled dry rosé, hence the name of our “Rendezvous Rosé.” Created by bleeding half of the “pink” juice off of red Carignane grapes a full three days after crushing them, it is fermented cold like a white wine to retain every delicious drop of crisp strawberry fruitiness.
Enjoy a bottle each of the following:
2015 Coquille Blanc, 91 Pts – Wine Spectator & California Grapevine
2014 Pinot Noir, 89 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
2014 Wild Thing Old Vine Zin, 89 Points - Wine Spectator
2014 Karma Reserve Zin Blend, 91 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine
2012 King Ridge Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 2 GOLD Medals
2013 Florence Petite Sirah, 92 Pts - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The wines in this three pack have more than Carol Shelton in common - they are all made from Old Vines! Selected for the serious wine lover in your life this bunch includes:
2014 Wild Thing Old Vine Zinfandel
The heart of this wine is the wild-looking head-trained old vines located in Mendocino County's legendary Cox Vineyard.
89 Points - Wine Spectator
10 GOLD Medals
2014 Old Vine Carignane, Oat Valley Vineyard - $28
Planted in 1961 - these beautiful dry farmed and head-trained Carignane vines have just started to achieve maturity at 52 years old.
4 Best of Class, 2 Double GOLD Medals, 5 GOLD Medals, & a PLATINUM Medal
2013 Old Vine Zinfandel, Mancini Vineyard
This wine is a true Field Blend from the Mancini Family Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. Seductive and complex, this blend of old vines was planted in 1922 to mostly Zin, with random vines dappled throughout the vineyard of Alicante Bouschet, Petite Sirah, Grand Noir, Mataro, Palamino and many others.
92 Points - Wine Spectator
90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This 3 Pack is for the perfect gift for the Wild Thing in your life! A bottle each of mouth-watering Viognier and sophisticated Chardonnay are joined by Carol's most popular Old Vine Zinfandel, the original Wild Thing.
The heart of this wine is the wild-looking head-trained old vines in Cox Vineyard, located in Mendocino County.
88 Points & Editor's Choice - Wine Enthusiast
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