Wine should not be regarded simply as a beverage, but as an art of living, a pleasure.” – Henri Jayer
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Troon Vineyard | Blue Label Longue Carabine 2014
Named for the weapon of choice used by Oregon’s early pioneers, Troon Vineyard’s white blend Longue Carabine resembles Annie Oakley in corset and ruffles – an alluring straight shooter that takes no prisoners but earns plenty of admirers with her girlish guile.
Wine: Troon Vineyard Blue Label Longue Carabine – Applegate Valley AVA, Southern Oregon
Varietal(s): Co-ferment of Vermentino 38.5%, Viognier 33%, Marsanne 27%, and Roussanne 1.5%
Suggested Retail: $29.00
Robe: Pale lemon robe.
Nose: White floral, honeysuckle, jasmine, stone fruit on the nose; hint of lemon curd.
Palate: The Vermentino, grown in granitic soils, gives this wine a tight underpinning of acidity, while the Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne provide ethereal embellishments that flirt with the palate from start to finish.
Suggested Pairings: Grilled sole, sand dab, or any other delicate white fish with lemon, fresh garden salad, and grilled peaches.
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