What you need to know about the Coulson Winery?

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Coulson Winery was founded by “Mick” McGuire in 1972. The winery makes 3 white wines, including a Sauvignon Blanc and a Roussane, both with light oak, and a Reserve Chardonnay that is fermented and aged sur lie in French oak for 2 years.

McGuire produces 11 red wines: Grenache, Vintner’s Select (Rhone blend with Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault), Mataro (Spanish-style Mourvedre), a full-bodied Syrah, Reserve Barbera, an old vine Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon with a bit of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sangioves from Sutter Ridge Vineyards in Amador County, and a full-bodied, single vineyard Zinfandel.

El Dorado has been producing wine since the gold rush. This area is rich in California history, not only because of the gold rush, but also because of its wine production. Coulson Winery is a small foothill winery that consistently produces award winning wines.

As with many good wineries and vineyards, Coulson takes what the land gives them. In other words, they grow varietals that do well in that area. Because the El Dorado AVA is located high in the Sierra Foothills (elevation 3,000 feet), they grow vines that do well at this altitude.

Because of the altitude and climate of El Dorado, Coulson is relatively restricted in the wine which they can produce. But because of their extreme environmental conditions, they can produce wine that most wineries cannot. One of these wines is their Mataro, which is a blend of Mourvedre and Barbera.

What you need to know about the Coulson Winery?

In addition to their Mataro blend, Coulson produces several premium quality reds. Among these almost all of them have won awards at local, state or national wine competitions. They include Grenache, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab Franc, Zinfandel and several blends.

The majority of Coulson’s wine is produced from fruit grown in the El Dorado AVA. Their non-invasive winemaking techniques allow the grapes to speak for themselves, producing wine that has flavors characteristic of the land.