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 9 (Roussanne/Viognier) and 28 (GB/Marsanne), 2019
Average TA/pH at Harvest:
- 100% barrel fermented, then stirred weekly for 5mos. About 35% finished malo-lactic fermentation
- 8 months in all French oak barrels: 4% new, 11% new Acacia, 20% 2 yr old, 65% older/neutral
- 40% Grenache Blanc, 25% Roussanne, 25% Viognier, 10% Marsanne
- 100% Paso Robles, Nevarez Vyd. **all Sustainably Grown
- October 1, 2020