I get asked one question a lot. Do you enjoy all the wines you taste? The truth is no. Yes, there are bad wines. But, the wines I tend to buy to cellar and drink have been good. I like to think there are some I could drink for the rest of my life. The ones that if I had all the money in the world I would cellar as many as I possibly could. In order to taste better, you have to taste a lot. There are wines I come back to over and over again. It’s like I can’t get enough. Troon Wines are wines I often recommend and if you can get your hands on their Malbec you will be shocked it’s made in Oregon and not Argentina.
Troon is located in the Applegate Valley of southern Oregon and I have them on my “must visit” list for 2017. I first tasted their wines at the Wine Bloggers Conference in California last year during a rapid fire wine tasting. Ten wines in one hour. You do the math, but I couldn’t get Troon out of my head after the tasting. Craig Camp, the general manager of Troon, is a great ambassador for their wines. He listened to all my questions, gave insight, and encouraged this newbie wine blogger on the industry and so much more.
2014 Troon Vineyard, Malbec. A beautiful interpretation of Malbec with notes of violet, raspberries, and hints of a cigar. This wine pairs perfect with red meat, but it also pairs well with chili which is perfect to cozy up with this time of year.
I leave you with this quote from one of my favorite authors. His words resonate how I feel about Troon wines.
“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.” ~ Paulo Coelho, Brida