Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Troon Blue Label G*S*M Rogue Valley 2015
This delicious wine is made with a blend of Mourvédre 31.61%, Syrah 39.66%, Grenache 16.06%, and the bonus addition of Sangiovese 12.67%. Perhaps this wine is actually a GSM+S? The Sangiovese addition was a last minute necessity as the Troon winemaking team needed to top the barrels. I think it's fair to say that we will not see this exact blend again. Like all Troon wines made today the grapes were crushed by foot, fermented with native yeasts, and are absolutely free of any additives. The wine was matured in mature French oak offering subtle oak accents. The result is an elegant wine capable of aging if you are patient while offering instant gratification for those who cannot wait. 94 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 (and you should be) you have to become acquainted with Troon Vineyard. We love the great variety of wines that Troon produces and often from cool grapes that we love like Vermentino, Grenache, Sangiovese, and more. Jump on the bandwagon!
Brilliant, deep ruby color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of blackberry and black cherry with supporting notes of black tea, cranberry, and earth. The palate confirms the nose delivering a red and black fruits-driven core with flavors of plum and accents slate. The finish is long and lingering with supple tannins. Full-bodied and perfectly balanced with an opulent texture.
How to Serve
This complex and vibrant wine is ready to drink now but it will cellar well for at least five years. Please decant this wine so it will show you its many nuances. Serve with grilled or roasted meats.
Price: $ 25
BevX Review: http://bevx.com/wine-detail/?id=3740