Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Troon Vermentino Applegate Valley 2016
We see damn little Vermentino grown in the USA. The grape is native to Italy where it makes fresh and vibrant wines from Liguria to Sardegna and locations in between. It is also grown in the South of France with great success. For me this Troon Vermentino (Red Label) is very much in the mold of great Sardegna wines that showcase complex fruit flavors with accents of nuts and a slight waxy character. We absolutely loved the Troon 2014 Vermentino and the 2016 does not disappoint — in fact, it may a little bit better. This refreshing and surprisingly lush wine is fermented in stainless steel and the rested in seasoned French oak barrels for just four months. 95 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.
Brilliant, light green/gold color. The nose is moderately intense offering scents of green apple, kumquat, and pear with supporting notes of jasmine and white peach. The palate confirms the nose delivering a ripe orchard fruits-driven core with flavors of lychee and a pleasing waxy note. The finish is long and lingering with bright citrus accents. Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced with a creamy texture.
How to Serve
This terrific white is the ideal aperitif offering complex flavors with bright acidity. Pair this beauty with shellfish or Thai noodles.
Price: $ 15
BevX Review: http://bevx.com/wine-detail/?id=3726