Applegate Valley, Rogue Valley, Southern Oregon, Oregon
143 cases produced
The back label describes this white wine as “a mysterious blend of grapes from the south of France” but a little detective work on the Troon Vineyard website reveals the blend as 38.5% Vermentino, 33% Viognier, 27% Marsanne and 1.5% Roussanne. After spending 7 months in neutral French oak barrels, the Longue Carabine is packed full of flavor and texture. Let us repeat that in case you missed it the first time, if you like texture in your wine, this bottle is for you!
With mouth watering aromas of Meyer lemons and zest, star fruit and apricots, the Troon Longue Carabine was creamy and textured when we sipped it. It tasted of tangy lemons, apricots, honeydew melon and green mango. Just a hint of residual sugar, this wine is a real crowd-pleaser, perfect for a concert in the park (as we drank it) or a special dinner.
The Winerabblers think that Chardonnay lovers will go gaga over this wine so if you’re in this camp, place your order today! And we would suggest pairing it with fried chicken, aged cheddar mac and cheese or garlic-lemon seared scallops.
Michele Francisco, a founder and regular contributor to Winerabble, a blog primarily about Pacific Northwest wines, is living the dream in Portland, Oregon. Her passion leads some to believe she's got wine running through her veins. Contact Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org & be sure to visit her online portfolio at www.michelefrancisco.com.