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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.
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.
A complex, mineral-accented bouquet evokes citrus and orchard fruits. Mineral and precise on the palate, offering meyer lemon and honeysuckle flavors, with suggestions of honeydew melon and peach. Shows energy and finishes extremely long, with a gorgeous floral note.
- 65% Marsanne, 30% Viognier, 5% Roussanne
Selected from our ripest vineyards located on chalky soils, this full flavored Viognier expresses the true varietal characteristics: intense and charming white pear and apricot aromas combined with a delicate and perfumed palate.
Slight exotic fruits flavor, peach and white flowers on the nose. The palate it is rich and generous with a well structured body enabling a long mineral finish. Drink now, or age 3 to 5 years in bottle.
This wine pairs with truffle dishes, Ravioles du Dauphiné, omelette, buttered toast and coarse salt.
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Made by the Franzia family’s Bronco Wine Co. in Napa, this wine is predominantly Viognier with extremely small quantities of Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay and Muscat. It has abundant aromas of honeysuckle, stone fruit, apricot and tropical fruit. The Viognier finishes crisp and clean with hints of vanilla and fruit that is pleasantly balanced. Enjoy this wine with fruit dishes, shellfish, and other seafood.
An eccentric gentleman, like the men of early car racing – Confidently humble, determined and patient, smart, beautiful (but not in the Hollywood or GQ sort of way), generous…probably in his mid-fifties but not the sort of 50’s that we’d find in a Viagra commercial and also not the Dos Equisman (though I like him very much). As a wine, this just about has it all – a dark brooding core enrobed by bright and vibrant energy and an incredibly generous manner. It is as pure and lively an expression of Syrah as we’ve been able to coax from nature and put in a bottle – beautiful now and promising a long interesting life ahead.
Food: A meal of substance and complexity with earthy flavors and some fatty/oily components for the wine to balance.
We wanted to make a full-bodied, textural Rhône blend with just the right amount of skin contact. Whole clusters of Viognier and Marsanne are fermented together on the skins for two weeks before barrel aging for 6 months. Later-ripening Roussanne spent 5 days on the skins before barrel aging for 6 months. The final blend is 40% Viognier, 30% Marsanne, 30% Roussanne. It's got Makrut lime aromatics with just the right amount of tannic structure. This is a white wine that's built to age. A gateway drug for the red wine drinker in your life who swears they don't drink whites.
Straw yellow with golden reflections in glass. The bouquet is an elegant array of wild spring flowers and fruit, with prominent notes of mango, banana and golden apple. The taste confirms those sensations with a long persistent finish.
This bottle is a blend of Grechetto and Viogner. Those are the only white grapes cultivated in the estate.
Chambers and Chambers
In 1989, Jacques Seysses of Domaine Dujac and Aubert de Villaine of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti joined by their Parisian friend, Michel Macaux, purchased a 45 ha property south of Aix-en-Provence on a south-facing hillside. Their vision was to set the benchmark of quality in a region that had not yet reached its full potential. The estate was renamed Triennes as a reference to Triennia, the festival for Bacchus that was historically held every three years during Roman times. The prefix “Tri” is also a reminder of the three original partners.
The wine is 100% organic Viognier from 25- to 30-year-old vines sourced from the clay, limestone soils of Provence, made in 100% in stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness. There is an intense perfume of apricot, honeysuckle, white flowers and lavender. This wine strikes a beautiful balance between aromatic richness, crisp acidity and mineral structure.