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Troon Vineyard | Blue Label Malbec 2014 – Applegate Valley AVA
Wine: Troon Vineyard Blue Label Malbec – Applegate Valley AVA, Southern Oregon
Alcohol: 13.7 %
Suggested Retail: $29.00
Composition: Malbec 100% – 50% from Varner-Traul Vineyard, 50% from Troon Vineyards.
Winemaker Comments: Native yeasts. Blended barrels of Varner-Traul Vineyard Malbec and Troon Vineyard Malbec, after 15 months aging in neutral Burgundy barrels.
Robe: Dark garnet robe.
Nose: Red fruit, savory herbs, white pepper hit on the back-end.
Palate: Crabapple, fennel combo with a bright, medium-bodied bouche. Right now it’s more of a monologue than a dialogue, but worth sitting next to at the table for future conversations.
Suggested Pairings: Pair this with Mexican food, spicy sausages, or a winter stew.
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