The red wines of the Rhône Valley were the inspiration for this blend, in which Carignane and Grenache Noir bring tangy red fruit, Mourvèdre fills in with savory gaminess, Alicante Bouschet adds spicy blueberry fruit (and color!), and Petite Sirah gives peppery backbone. These century vines in Oakley in the sands on the San Joaquin delta demonstrate the true meaning of teamwork, producing a rich and spicy mouthful of deliciousness.
*Coquille is pronounced “ko-keel” and it is French for shellfish or scallop, like the scallop shells on the Shelton family coat of arms.
Nose shows delightful strawberry and black cherry fruit, a bit of savory leather notes and sweet vanilla oak. Lively in mouth but super smooth and creamy, richly textured and layered, elegant and long.
- September 13 and 30, 2019
- 3 day cold soak, fermented in 0.8-ton T-bins
& punched down by hand twice daily,
10 days total on skins
- 15 months in oak barrels:
50% American (20% 2nd fill)
50% French (10% 2nd fill)
- 32% Mourvèdre
17% Petite Sirah
17% Grenache Noir
17% Alicante Bouschet
- 87% Central Coast, mostly century vines in Oakley
13% Sonoma County
**all Sustainably Grown
- April 15, 2021