Troon Vineyard Estate - Kubli Bench Vermentino Applegate Valley 2017
Appellation Applegate Valley
Retail Price $18
Score 4 Stars/92 points
In the Glass
Brilliant, light green/gold color.
The nose is moderately intense offering scents of green apple and pear with supporting notes of kumquat, green tea, sandalwood, and wet stones with a pleasingly herbaceous accent.
The palate echoes the nose delivering an orchard fruits and citrus-driven core with flavors of green melon and sudachi. The finish is long and lingering with silky fruit and citrus zest accents.
Intensity & Texture
Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced with a bright and slightly creamy texture.
It's an Oregon Vermentino, which makes it pretty cool before you pull the cork. Once you get it open it proves to be very cool.
Oregon Vermentino from one of our most trusted winemakers in the Northwest for just $18 — that's a bargain in our estimation (just 218 cases made).
We have been a fan of the Troon Vermentino since first tasting their 2014 vintage. It was clear then, and remains certain, that the climate found in Oregon's Applegate Valley is ideal for growing grapes like Vermentino. Vermentino 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. Troon's 2017 Vermentino is different than their previous releases having been barrel fermented and aged for six months in mature oak. We love the bright acidity and the gentle alcohol strength — just 12% abv.
How to Enjoy
This terrific white is the ideal aperitif offering complex flavors with bright acidity. At the table pair the Troon Vermentino with roasted fowl and smoked salmon.