Troon Blue Label Grenache Rogue Valley 2016

The Data

Country   USA

Appellation   Rogue Valley

Varietal   Grenache

Retail Price   $25

ABV   14.8%

In the Glass


Brilliant, medium ruby color looking much like a Pinot Noir.


The nose is moderately intense offering scents of cranberry and blackberry with supporting notes of five spice, black tea, and mineral.


The palate confirms the nose delivering a red and black fruits-driven core with flavors of black cherry. The finish is long and lingering with supple tannins.

Intensity & Texture

Medium to full-bodied and perfectly balanced with a succulent texture as it carries its strength with ease.

Cool Factor


We love Grenache and we are elated that Troon has made a wine with 100% Grenache.

Value Grade


Scarcity (just 143 cases made), superb quality, and a modest price tag of $25 make this wine a super value.


The Troon Grenache is one of those wines that marry finesse with power delivered in a perfectly balanced package. Troon says that their Grenache is reminiscent of a full-bodied Pinot Noir — we agree. Most often Grenache is blended with other red varietals but it's clearly ready to be a solo performer. The refreshing natural acidity found in this Rogue Valley Grenache provides this wine with a vibrancy that hides the strength in this wine. I could simply not believe that this wine was bottled at 14.8% abv as it never seems hot with alcohol rather nimble and restrained. 95 points.

How to Enjoy

All this wine needs is a glass but it will take the best steak tartare in the world to unexpected heights.

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