Bottle Notes

2016 Troon Vineyard Whole Grape Ferment Riesling – Bottle Notes

Troon Vineyard, established in 1972, is located in the heart of the Applegate Valley AVA, the southernmost appellation in Oregon. Troon was one of the first grape growers in Southern Oregon, and is home to the region’s earliest planting of Zinfandel in 1972. They now grow more than 20 additional varietals on over 40 planted acres.

Orange in color. 12% ABV. The first skin fermented white wine from Troon. Vibrant nose of pear, peach cobbler and apple. Plush and round on the palate with light acidity. Very dry. Tangerine, blood orange and wet stones on the palate. The finish is long with a dose of minerals. Intriguing wine. Probably best over the next few years. Serve with food.

My rating: 89 points.

$20 at the winery and retail.

Stephen Hall, most recently with Robert Biale Vineyards, joined Troon as the Winemaker earlier this year. Craig Camp, most recently of Cornerstone Cellars, stepped in as General Manager. With compelling wines that are fairly priced, Troon Vineyard is clearly a winery to keep an eye on.

Tasting rooms for Troon are located in Grants Pass and Carlton, Oregon. I hope to stop by on my next trip to the area.

Review based on sample provided by the winery.

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