Category Archives: Malbec

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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For Medlock Ames in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley, 2014 Was a Very Good Year

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Coming on the heels of the exemplary 2012 and 2013 vintages, 2014 yielded yet another terrific season for grape growing and winemaking in California — and it so happened to be the third consecutive year of severe drought throughout the … 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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PICK of the RACK: Dominio del Plata | BenMarco | Expresivo | Red Blend | Mendoza | Argentina | 2010 | $20 | 91 pts

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Aromas: boysenberry; dried herbs; black tea; iron Character: dry; full-bodied & rich; dried fruit & earth driven; zesty acids; mild tannins; subtle oak; 14.5% ABV Flavors: dried blueberry; roasted coffee beans; cola; bittersweet chocolate; hints of eucalyptus Food Pairing: versatile: medium to sharp … Continue reading

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