2018 Carol Shelton Coquille Blanc

Year: 2018
Appellation: Paso Robles
Country: USA-California
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Enthusiast: 91
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
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"Complex and charming, featuring a mix of Meyer lemon, ripe honeydew melon, chamomile and marzipan flavors on a plump frame, with notes of yellow raisin, spice and orange zest lingering. Shows plenty of restraint, finishing with a fresh thread of acidity. Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Viognier and Marsanne. Drink now. 986 cases made. -MW" (WS)

"Honey and beeswax aromas meet with cashew, ambrosia melon and a hint of sea salt on the dynamic nose of this always excellent white wine. It starts sharp on the palate, with lemon and grapefruit-peel flavors before paraffin and macadamia-nut elements add depth. -Matt Kettmann " (WE)

Winery Notes:
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.

38% Grenache Blanc, 22% Roussanne, 28% Viognier, 12% Marsanne