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.
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.
- September 10 (Roussanne/Viognier) and 30 (GB/Marsanne), 2018
Average TA/pH at Harvest:
- 0.51g/100ml / 3.88 pH
- 100% barrel fermented, then stirred every Wednesday for 8 months About 50% finished malo-lactic fermentation
- 9 months in all French oak barrels: 15% 1-yr-old, 15% 2-3-yr-old Acacia, 70% older/neutral
- 38% Grenache Blanc 22% Roussanne 28% Viognier 12% Marsanne
- 100% Paso Robles, Nevarez Vyd **all Sustainably Grown
- December 1, 2019