Shinn Estate Vineyard 2008 Coalescence

The other night I wanted to test my taste buds to see where they were at.  I have had a throat infection for the past week and have been on antiobodics.  However, during lunch, my wonton soup tasted like wonton soup, so I was eager to go home and open a bottle to see if I have fully recovered.

My first thought was to open a bottle of Long Island Cabernet Franc.  I thought that this would be perfect, but most Cabernet Franc’s are up there in price and I did not want to waste a bottle.  Since it was a bit of a hot night once again, I decided to go for a white from my wine fridge.  I looked around and decided on Shinn Estate Vineyard 2008 Coalesance.

Shinn 2008 CoalescenceI am very familiar with this wine since I have been drinking it for a while and love it on a hot summer day.  I was all excited to open this, since it has been over a week since I had ANY wine.  Moreover, I always love this wine for the flavor and the price, $15.00.

The 2008 Coalescence is steel fermented blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier and Merlot Blanc.

In the glass, there was aroma of Grapefruit, citrus and grass.  I was also getting a touch of white peach, which was a bit of a surprise.

The taste was nice citrus and melon.  I was getting a bit of a mineral flavor, which could have been due to the medicine.  There were also some nice green herb flavors.

The finish was clean and short.  It had a nice amount of acidity which very nice.  This is a light to medium body wine.

As the wine continues to aerate the mineral flavor was fading.  The citrus flavors were present and continued throughout the three glasses I had.

I remember this wine from Shinn Estate Vineyard’s Shinn-Dig had in February.  My whole family and I went and tasted wine from the barrel, and this was the wine that we had when we first arrived.  I remember this then as being tropical.  Maybe a little to tropical.  Now as it had time to adjust to the bottle and get over the bottle shock all wines experience, this is goodie now.  I really loved the grapefruit and citrus in this.

This wine can be had with friends and family with fish or light fare.  It is perfect with cheese; I had a hunk of Parmigiano Reggiano with this.  I highly recommend this wine to anyone looking for that nice bottle to sit out and watch the traffic go by.

I have found a place in my cellar for this wine; I hope you do the same.  If my taste buds were feeling under the weather, they are up and atem now!

About Michael Gorton, Jr.

I am a Licensed Funeral Director who is having a love affair with Long Island Wine and the people that make Long Island wine so special. I am married to my wife Melissa and live in Rocky Point. Our first son Gabriel Noel was born on July 27, 2010. We have three cats and one dog.
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