Category Archives: Oregon

Troon Vineyard | Vibrant Vermentinos from Southern Oregon

Troon Vineyard in Southern Oregon’s Applegate Valley has been doing some intriguing things with Vermentino over the past several vintages. Their 2014 Blue Label Longue Carabine (NWR 92 Points) featured Vermentino co-fermented with Viognier and blended with a co-ferment of Marsanne … Continue reading

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TROON VINEYARD | Applegate Valley | Oregon | Riesling, Whole Grape Ferment — 88 Points | An Utterly Unique Summer White

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88 Points | “Recommended” And now for something completely different…but first, a little reminder: white wines are customarily made by pressing juice from the skins following crush, and then fermenting that juice into wine without skin contact. Skins, therefore, play … Continue reading

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Troon Vineyard | Southern Oregon | Estate Tannat – 92 Points | M*T Reserve – 93 Points | Savory Reds for the Grilling Season

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Troon Vineyard continues to up the ante in the realm of natural winegrowing and winemaking. The winery, located in the Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon, is committed to environmentally sustainable viticultural practices, minimally intrusive winemaking techniques, and the selection of … Continue reading

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Troon Vineyard | 2014 Vermentino 90 Points | 2014 Sangiovese 90 Points | Graceful Wines for the Holiday Season and Beyond

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Troon Vineyard continues to expand our appreciation of viticulture and winemaking in Southern Oregon. Troon wines are consistently well-crafted, distinctive, and appealing — products of “Team Troon’s” sustainable farming practices, thoughtful selection of varieties, gentle and natural winemaking techniques (including … Continue reading

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Troon Vineyard: Estate Tannat | Applegate Valley | Southern Oregon | 2013 | $29 | 92 Points

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“Highly Recommended” Tannat is a red grape variety indigenous to the Basque region of southwestern France, and is historically grown in the Madiran appellation that lies in the foothills of the French Pyrenees. It is a variety of deep color, assertive acidity, … Continue reading

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Troon Vineyard: M*T Reserve | Applegate Valley | Oregon | 2013 | $50 | 93 Points

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“Highly Recommended” From Troon Vineyard in southern Oregon’s Applegate Valley, here is another fascinating exercise in the co-fermentation (“field blending”) of different grape varieties. / The first Troon co-fermented wine we tasted, and recently reviewed, was their “Longue Carabine” white … Continue reading

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Troon Vineyard: Zinfandel | Applegate Valley | Oregon | 2014 | $20 | 91 Points

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“Highly Recommended” Here is a rock-solid, modestly priced Zinfandel from Troon Vineyard in southern Oregon’s Applegate Valley AVA. The winery’s founder, Dick Troon, first planted Zinfandel in 1972, and this wine was sourced from some of those original vines. It … Continue reading

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Troon Vineyard: Longue Carabine | Applegate Valley | Oregon | 2014 | $34 | 92 Points

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“Highly Recommended” Named in tribute to the pioneers who settled the Oregon Territory in the 1800s, Troon Vineyard’s Longue Carabine (“Long Rifle”) is a distinctive and delectable blend of Vermentino (38.5%), Viognier (33%), Marsanne (33%), and Roussanne (1.5%) sourced from … Continue reading

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PICK of SOUTHERN OREGON: Abacela | Garnacha | Umpqua Valley | Oregon | 2012 | $29 | 88 pts

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Oregon wine is not all about the expansive Willamette Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA) and its six sub-appellations; nor is Oregon wine just about Pinot Noir. There are ten additional officially recognized winegrowing regions across the state where winemakers are producing a broad array of varieties and styles in … Continue reading

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