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Troon Vineyard Côtes Du Kubli Blanc Applegate Valley 2018
The Troon Vineyard Côtes du Kubli Blanc is a new product release while in many ways being an extention of their previous, delicious Kubli Blanc. While Troon replants some of their estate vineyards they were able to source some fantastic grapes from Barbara and Bill Steele at Cowhorn Vineyard. The grapes are biodynamically farmed making this the frist Troon wine to be made exclusively from biodynamically farmed grapes. Previous vintages of Troon's Kubli Blanc were made with a near equal amount of Marsanne and Viognier. The Côtes du Kubli Blanc is made with with a blend of 51% Viognier, 28% Marsanne, and 21% Roussanne. White Rhone-inspired blends are becoming more commonplace but sadly most fail to capture the beautiful aromatics found in these varietals. The Troon Vineyard Côtes du Kubli Blanc absolutely nails it delivering generous aromatics with robust fruit on the palate as well.
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 Malbec to Tempranillo and Vermentino to name just a few. Beginning with the 2018 vintage the fruit utilized by Troon was farmed 100% organically and biodynamically. All Troon wines were crushed by foot, fermented with only native yeasts with no additives of any kind. If you are seeking unique wines with style and gusto you need to get acquainted with Troon Vineyard.
Brilliant, medium pale straw color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of tropical fruit and spring flowers with supporting notes of bees wax, citrus zest, and subtle oak accents. The palate confirms the nose delivering a green and tropical fruit-driven core with flavors of Asian pear, white peach, and a wet slate mineral accent rising on the finish. The finish is long and lingering. Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced with a vibrant but supple texture.
How to Serve
Sip chilled but not too cold. Serve with grilled langoustines or lobster.
Price: $ 35
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