Marsanne and Viognier were fermented together, then aged for 6 months in mature oak, to make this full-bodied white blend. The color is translucent, with barely a hint of straw. The nose has some fruit and a touch of must, apples, peaches, and magnolias. Pears and peaches lead on the palate, white florals and lemon zest come through on the mid-palate. It is soft and a bit tart. Drink with chicken cordon bleu. Recommended. 87 points. DBH

WHO: Troon Vineyard
WHAT: Marsanne (52%), Viognier (48%)
WHEN: 2017
WHERE: Kubli Bench, Applegate Valley, Oregon
HOW MUCH: $30
POINTS: 87

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