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Average Brix at Harvest: 23.0°Brix
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual Sugar: 0.35%
Total Acidity: 0.65 gm/100ml
pH: 3.40


Case Production:

670 cases

Bottling Date: August 10, 2015


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Coquille is pronounced “ko-keel” and it is French for shellfish or scallop, like the scallop shells on the Shelton family coat of arms. Carol is well-known for her delicious Zinfandels, something not as well-known by her fans is her reverence for White Rhone-style blends. Coquille Blanc is the white wine she always wanted to make – exotic, complex, balanced, luscious and food friendly, it is the perfect complement for its French namesake, scallops, or any other shellfish, fish or poultry that might be on the menu.

Wine Maker’s Tasting Notes:

The 2014 Coquille Blanc has an exotic nose of spicy pears and white peaches, almond paste/marzipan, and a touch of honeysuckle perfume. There is a multi-dimensional (many layers) and hard-to-describe range of aromatics that are 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.

Varietal Composition:

38% Grenache blanc, 32% Roussanne, 20% Viognier, 10% Marsanne

Appellation:

100% Paso Robles, Nevarez Vineyard, Sustainably Grown

Fermentation Characteristics:

100% barrel fermented, then stirred every 10 days for 9 months

Cellar Storage/Aging:

9 months in neutral French oak barrels

Accolades:

91 Points – Wine Enthusiast, December 2015
91 Points—2015 California Grapevine
92 Points—The Wine Review
GOLD Medal – 2015 California State Fair

Price/Availability:

Retail: $24 (750ml)
Wine Club: $19.20

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