Coquille Blanc 2021


Price: $28.00
Quantity:
Averge Brix at Harvest:
Rou 25.0/ Vio 23.4/ GB 22.6/ Mars 21.0 Brix

Alcohol:
13.5%

Total Acidity:
0.62 gm/100m

pH:
3.38 pH


Cases Produced:
1069 cases


Bottling Date:
May 12-13, 2022

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. 4 (Roussanne/Viognier) & 20 (GB/Marsanne), 2021

Fermentation Characteristics:

100% barrel fermented, then stirred weekly for 6 months. About 50% finished malo-lactic fermentation

Cellar Storage/Aging:

8 months in all older French barrels: 70% oak, 30% Acacia 25% 2-yr-old, 75% older/neutral

Varietal:

30% Grenache Blanc, 30% Roussanne, 30% Viognier and 10% Marsanne

Appellation:

98% Paso Robles, Nevarez Vyd **all Sustainably Grown

Release Date:

July 1, 2022