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Day March 12, 2017

Troon’s Tannat Wines 2014 Vintages – James Melendez

I love Oregon wines.  The state (California) which I currently resides touches the border of Oregon but they might as well be thousands of miles/kilometers apart.  Simply because wine lists have few Oregon wines and when they do 90% of the time they are from Willamette Valley.  It is a treat to find wines from Southern Oregon.

Southern Oregon where Troon is based has wines other than Burgundy varieties.  The richness of southern Oregon is a warmer climate able to support and thrive Bordeaux, Rhone, Italian and Iberian varieties.

I think these Tannat wines are the only Tannat I have ever tasted from Oregon.

I have previous vintages of these particular wines and here is what I am reviewing:

 Troon Southern Oregon M&T Red Wine 2014

Scent of blackberry bayberry, suede, underbrush, and sweet spices.  Flavour notes:  blackberry, red cherry, Hoisin, ground cinnamon and pepper.

Troon Applegate Valley Estate Tannat 2014

Scent of forest floor, cassis, Tayberry, pepper, and black cherry.  Flavour notes: black cherry, black berry, pepper, cinnamon and cardamom.

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Santé,

James

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Wines courtesy of producer.

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