Shinn Estate Coalescence
Staff Pick
Organic

Shinn Estate Coalescence - 2018

Item # 23348 750mL
$14.96/ Single Bottle
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$179.52 $161.57/ Case of 12
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Organic

Organic

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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


Tasting Notes

This is an all-stainless-steel-fermented winemaker’s blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Merlot Blanc with a splash of fruit followed by a refreshing zing of acidity. Clean, vibrant citrus notes add complexity to the fresh and juicy finish. The bright, crisp flavor of this wine pairs beautifully with soft cheeses, light salads, and oysters on the half shell.


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Staff Pick Notes

You ever meet one of those amazing mutts on the street? One that you just fall in love with but that begs you to ask, “what kind of dog is this?” Then you learn that each magnificent attribute, the one floppy ear, that athletic frame, those charmingly stubby legs and that sweet face, owes to a different breed? Coalescence is the vinous version of that endearing street mutt. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon and Pinot Blanc, affectionately crossbred to produce an impossibly lovable wine. A nose of flowers, citrus and slight petrol, a palate of mouthwatering acidity and a whisper of effervescence… I took one sip and said, “I don’t know what you are. But I just have to take you home with me.”

- JAM

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