Coquille Blanc 2020

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Averge Brix at Harvest:
Rou 27.1/Vio 26.3/GB 23.3/Mars 21.3 Brix


Total Acidity:
0.65 gm/100ml

3.39 pH

Cases Produced:
931 cases

Bottling Date:
May 25, 2021

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 Rhône-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:

Enticing 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:

Sept. 10 (Roussanne/Viognier) & 19 (GB/Marsanne), 2020

Fermentation Characteristics:

100% barrel fermented, then stirred weekly for 5mos About 10% finished malolactic fermentation

Cellar Storage/Aging:

8 months in all older French barrels: 65% oak, 35% Acacia 25% 2-yr-old, 75% older/neutral


34% Grenache Blanc 32% Roussanne 22% Viognier 12% Marsanne


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

Release Date:

December 15, 2021