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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.
The vineyards for this wine are located on 1 hectare of land on the right bank of the Rhone. The soil is composed of granite and the vineyards are gently sloped and located at the top and bottom of hillsides. The fruit is hand picked and the wine is split between barrel and stainless steel aging with 70% in stainless and the rest in barrel for 6 months.
The resulting wine is highly aromatic and mineral driven.
Youngs Market Company
An incredibly fragrant nose full of sweet apricot and gingery spice. The palate is luscious and generous, but has great acid which tightens the wine, adding freshness and a clean crisp finish. Slight pithy feel which builds on the spice notes.
"Density and freshness to the layered and delicious white that shows cream, lemon-curd, cooked-pear and sliced-apple character. Medium to full body. Flavorful finish."-93 points James Suckling
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.
Classic Wines of California
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.
Youngs Market Company
The 2018 Ogier Artesis Cotes du Rhone Blanc is light and crystalline, very pure with discreet green reflections. A rich and complex nose expressing the plurality of grape varieties. Exotic and citrus fruits blend with apricot and white peach with floral notes and white pepper. The mouth balances the expression of the fruit, the freshness and the roundness typical of our southern Côtes-du-Rhone. The delicate touch of bitterness in the final brings an extra dimension to the tasting, the touch!
This wine perfectly accompanies seafood dishes (scallops, shrimps, prawns, fresh line fish) with herbs (sage, tarragon) or roasted chicken.
White Grenache 35%, Clairette 20%, Roussanne 20%, Viognier 15%, Bourboulenc 10%
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.
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.