2015 Coquille Blanc


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Averge Brix at Harvest:
24.2°Brix

Alcohol:
13.5%

Total Acidity:
0.73 gm/100ml

pH:
3.44


Cases Produced:
1070 cases


Bottling Date:
July 29, 2016

Fact Sheet

 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.

Winemaker Notes:

Exotic nose of spicy pears and white peaches, almond paste/marzipan, a touch of honeysuckle perfume.  Multi-dimensional (many layers), a hard-to-describe range of aromatics, intriguing, almost mysterious! In the mouth it is crisply dry yet creamy and round and full-bodied, with nice almond paste on crisp-yet-juicy pear fruit. 

Harvest Date:

August 28 (Roussanne and Viognier) and September 21 (Grenache Blanc+Marsanne), 2015

Fermentation Characteristics:

100% barrel fermented, then stirred every 7-10 days for 9 months

Cellar Storage/Aging:

9.5 months in French oak barrels: 14% new (7% Acacia), 58% 1-2 year old, 28% older

Appellation:

Paso Robles, Nevarez Vineyard

Release Date:

April 1, 2017