Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Troon Black Label Reserve Syrah Applegate Valley 2014
This very stylish Syrah is made with 100% Syrah. The grapes are sourced from the Full Quiver Vineyard in Oregon's Applegate Valley. These vines represent one of the oldest plantings from a Tablas Creek Syrah selection in Oregon. After harvest the grapes are trodden by foot to gently extract all of their goodness. The aging took place in mature (four years old) Burgundy French oak barrels for a period of 20 months. This is a dense and brooding wine that will surely benefit from aging in the cellar. 92 points.
Troon Vineyard started quietly over four decades ago when Dick Troon planted vineyards in Southern Oregon. He sold grapes to local wineries but soon discovered that the best business decision was to create his own wines. He converted his barn to a winery and slowly built the brand until he sold the winery to his friend Larry Martin in 2003. Martin undertook a major renovation of both facilities and vineyards establishing a very diverse collection of wine varietals that we see today from Troon Vineyard. If you are looking for wines with personality and style (a great mix of varietals) you have to become acquainted with Troon Vineyard.
Deep, dark, ruby red color. The aromatics are quite complex and masculine offering scents of dense black fruits, bacon, brown baking spices, and cassis, with accents of black pepper, balsamic, and subtle oak notes. The palate echoes the nose delivering a lush fruit-driven core with competing notes of ripe, juicy blackberry foiled by balsamic and tart black cherry with flanking waves of brown spice and pepper. Full-bodied with an incredible deep core of fruit and spice while maintaining perfect balance with bright, fresh acidity.
How to Serve
This is a big wine that needs to be decanted and allowed to breathe comfortably for at least three hours. Serve it with you best roasted meats and you will have an instant classic meal.
Price: $ 50