Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Troon Whole Grape Ferment Riesling Applegate Valley 2017
This is the second vintage we have seen of the Troon Orange Riesling. We thought that the 2016 was a pretty cool wine as is the 2017. However, the 2017 is a good step forward as it presents harmonious flavors of citrus, mineral, and subtle Fino Sherry accents. Orange wines are essentially white wines made like red wines meaning that they fermented with the skins. Typically white wines are made by extracting the juice from the skins and solids. By fermenting this Riesling on the skins it naturally extracts pigment from the skin, as well as dense flavors and aromatics. We love the balance and low alcohol as well. You would be hard-pressed to find a more refreshing wine. 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. Today, Troon Vineyard is owned by Dr. Bryan White and Denise White. The Whites along with Craig Camp, general manager, and winemaker Steve Hall lead the innovative wine making efforts at Troon. Craig is a wine industry veteran with a sharp palate, encyclopedic knowledge of the wines of the world, and relentless energy. Troon offers a wonderfully diverse selection of varietal wines and blends ranging from Merlot to Tempranillo and Vermentino to name just a few. If you are seeking unique wines with style and gusto you need to get acquainted with Troon Vineyard.
Brilliant, medium orange to gold color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of apricot, orange peel, and peach with supporting notes of kumquat, slate, and green tea with hints of dry Sherry. The palate confirms the nose delivering a citrus-driven core with flavors of nectarine. The finish is long and lingering with silky tannins. Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced with a vibrant texture.
How to Serve
Serve chilled as the perfect aperitif or with a wide range of foods with shellfish being an obvious choice.
Price: $ 20
BevX Review: http://bevx.com/wine-detail/?id=3812