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Coquina Wines Erratic Oaks Vineyard Pinot Gris

$28.00

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Vintage: 2022
Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Viticulture: L.I.V.E. Certified
Grape varieties: 100% Pinot Gris

Coquina Wines Erratic Oaks Vineyard Pinot Gris is a luscious white wine with notes of vibrant stone fruits and citrus blossoms. The body is layered and the finish is clean and crisp. The grapes were hand-harvested and the fermentation was started with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks. Aged in neutral French oak casks. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Natty

FRUIT

Citrus, White Peach, Yellow Peach

BODY

Medium-bodied

ALCOHOL

13-14%

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Chilled Whites and Rosés (48°–52°)

SULFUR

Low Sulfur (less than 50mg/L)

VEGAN

Vegan

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Coquina Wines Erratic Oaks Vineyard Pinot Gris

Coquina Wines Erratic Oaks Vineyard Pinot Gris is a luscious white wine with notes of vibrant stone fruits and citrus blossoms. The body is layered and the finish is clean and crisp. The grapes were hand-harvested and the fermentation was started with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks. Aged in neutral French oak casks. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Erratic Oaks Vineyard lies in the middle of Willamette Valley in Oregon’s northwest corner. The property extends over 200 acres at the eastern base of the Coastal Mountain range. What makes Erratic Oaks stand out is the presence of all three soil types of Willamette Valley in the vineyard: Marine Sedimentary, Volcanic, and Missoula Flood Sedimentary. Its name comes from the “erratic soil” fragments of granite found in the top layer, originating from rock formations in Idaho and Montana. This distinct feature and the prime sun exposure of the south and southwest-facing vines drew Dana and Nicole as potential vintners. However, what sealed their confidence was the vineyard’s sustainable practices-certified by the L.I.V.E. organization. They knew all these aspects would lend nuance to their wine and allow for a delicate hand in winemaking.

About Coquina Wines

We first met Dana Benn and Nicole Staples of Coquina Wines when they walked into our store about two years ago. They were down here on vacation and told us about the winery they starting in Oregon. Intrigued, we told them to let us know when they would be available. Well looky here, we finally have their wines in the shop and our wine club gets the first shot at these two offerings.

Dana and Nicole’s initial partnership began in 2014 at Kosta Browne Winery in Sebastopol, California, where they helped craft award-winning Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The pair quickly bonded over their Floridian upbringings and unusual paths to the world of wine. In 2018, they moved across the hill to work as cellar master and enologist, respectively, at Napa’s Realm Cellars. Their roles at Realm represented winemaking from two key viewpoints and each position required a mind meant for details and multi-tasking. And the two loved refining the wines and their processes in tandem. Yet, they kept dreaming of creating a brand and finding more time to enjoy life outside work. Then, on a fateful trip to the Willamette Valley in 2021, they discovered a vineyard worth leaping for. With the ambition to make something truly their own, Coquina Wines was born.

For Dana and Nicole, it’s all about balance: seeking the equilibrium between winemaker and vineyard, how much to intervene versus how much to let Mother Nature take the wheel. Coquina is not only an expression of their winemaking style but also their desire to find the center in life between hard work and pleasure. Their diligence in the cellar translates to a delicious wine designed to be enjoyed now.