Coquille Blanc 2017

Price: $24.00
Averge Brix at Harvest:
21.8 Brix


Total Acidity:
0.66 gm/100ml

3.48 pH

Cases Produced:
1203 cases

Bottling Date:
June 26-27, 2018

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:

September 2 and 20, 2017

Average TA/pH at Harvest:

0.51g/100ml / 3.88 pH

Fermentation Characteristics:

100% barrel fermented, then stirred every Wednesday for 8 months About 50% finished malo-lactic fermentation

Cellar Storage/Aging:

9 months in all French oak barrels: 3% new (Acacia), 7% new, 80% older/neutral


46% Grenache Blanc 24% Roussanne 24% Viognier 6% Marsanne


100% Paso Robles, Nevarez Vyd **all Sustainably Grown

Release Date:

October 1, 2018