Coquille Blanc-Rhone Blend 2019

Price: $26.00
Averge Brix at Harvest:
Rou 23.3/Vio 22.6/GB 22.3/Mars 22.1 Brix


Total Acidity:
0.66 gm/100ml Total Acid

3.36 pH, 0.3% RS (dry)

Cases Produced:
1362 cases

Bottling Date:
May 28, 2020

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 9 (Roussanne/Viognier) and 28 (GB/Marsanne), 2019

Average TA/pH at Harvest:

Fermentation Characteristics:

100% barrel fermented, then stirred weekly for 5mos. About 35% finished malo-lactic fermentation

Cellar Storage/Aging:

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

Release Date:

October 1, 2020