Troon Vineyard, Kubli Bench Amber 2019, Applegate Valley, Oregon
Tasting Note: Who knew a biodynamic blend of riesling, vermentino and viognier would taste so astonishingly delicious?
Because riesling and viognier are French grape varietals and Vermentino is Italian, it makes sense why these grapes would have never been blended together in the natural habitat of their respective countries.
Thank goodness for American ingenuity that brought this trinity together.
Medium-intensity orange in color, this wine has an aromatic medium-plus-intensity nose of peach and nectarine stonefruit, lychee, apple, white-rose petal and pear with hints of passion fruit and orange-peel zest.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied white blend has medium-plus-intensity, floral-and-tropical-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium-plus acidity and completing with a long, orange-citrus-zest-infused finish.
There is midpalate complexity, depth of flavor and frivolity all at the same time.
If you adore aromatic wine, you’ll enjoy this.
I’ve sampled many orange wines, and this is hands down the best orange wine I’ve ever tasted.
Bottle Note: 74% riesling, 16% vermentino, 10% viognier. Troon Vineyard practices biodynamic and organic regenerative agriculture and winemaking on our estate in Oregon’s Applegate Valley. Using a minimalist winemaking philosophy, we create elegant, refined wines that reveal vineyard, vintage and variety in each bottle. We naturally craft wines with purity to bring pleasure to your life.
Tasting Date: August 20, 2020
This wine was submitted for review.