Troon Vineyard 2014 Longue Carabine White Wine, Appelgate Valley, $34

By on January 21, 2016

Troon Vineyard 2014 Longue CarabineSouthern Oregon winemaker Steve Hall develops this for the Martin family, which markets this unique blend by using the French term for “long rifle” – a reference to the weapon of choice by pioneering cowboys. While it leads with the Italian grape Vermentino (38%), there’s some Rhône Valley influence of Viognier (33%) and Marsanne (27%) with a fanciful touch of Early Muscat (2%). It opens with baked pear aromas joined by honey and cinnamon on toast. There’s a brisk and briny approach that hints of Muscadet, supported by apricot, melon, lemongrass and jicama. Pair this with crab and grilled shrimp.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 143 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

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