2018 Troon Vineyard Côtes du Kubli Cowhorn Vineyard Red Blend Applegate Valley

Meaty blend of Syrah and Grenache
2018 Troon Vineyard Côtes du Kubli Cowhorn Vineyard Red Blend Applegate Valley

Troon’s Côtes du Kubli is a blend of about three-quarters Syrah with Grenache, farmed biodynamically in Oregon’s Applegate Valley. The wine is all estate, from their Cowhorn Vineyard. 

It’s youthful — as you’d expect from a meaty blend from 2018. Its aspect is bright ruby with bluish-pink highlights, and it exudes classic Rhône-like aromatics: meat and hide, blue-black fruits, a thin stroke of flowers and mint. On the palate, the wine’s berry fruit is carried in a firm armature of tannins, and at the finish there’s a sense of cured meat and candied violets.

This wine has the structure and substance to age, and I recommend laying it down for five years. If you do open it now,  pair it with rosy pork, roasted dark-meat poultry, mushrooms, salumi, or aged cow’s milk cheeses.

2018 Troon Vineyard Côtes du Kubli Cowhorn Vineyard Red Blend Applegate Valley

12.9% abv | $45 (sample)

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