Troon lays claim to making the first Vermentino in Oregon, and it's more than just a curiosity. Though tawny and heading toward early oxidation, the wine is drinking well, with a pretty nose of gunflint, apple pie and white peach aromas. The low alcohol reflects a wine of restraint and balance.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.