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2008 Carol Shelton White Blends or Varietals "Coquille Blanc"

Carol Shelton 2008 Coquille Blanc

Winery: Carol Shelton

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Coquille Blanc"

Wine Category: White Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 50% Grenache Blanc, 25% Roussanne, & 25% Viognier

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Paso Robles

State or country: CA

Price: $30

Cases produced: 302

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: January 3, 2011

Wine Review: If you enjoy Rhone white grapes, you will enjoy this blend from Carol Shelton. It is yellow colored and opens with a tangerine and Bartlett pear bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, well balanced, and rich. The flavor profile is a tasty poached pear with integrated oak. There is also a touch of toasted almond, nutmeg, chai spice, and vanilla that added to its complexity. The finish is dry and its flavors linger for quite a while. I would recommend pairing this white blend with chicken cordon bleu. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Exotic nose of spicy pears and white peaches, almond paste/marzipan, Yuzu/grapefruit, with a touch of honeysuckle perfume. Multi-dimensional (many layers), a hard-to-describe range of aromatics, intriguing. In the mouth it is crisply dry yet creamy and round and full-bodied, nice almond paste on crisp-yet-juicy pear fruit. Just a nice bit of friction on the finish, great to pair with food!

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