The nose is fascinating, offering tropical fruit in toasty pastry, roasted chestnuts, and honeysuckle. The palate is just as complex and curious, with guava, lime, toasted nuts, and hints of mineral and earth. Guava and chestnuts linger forever.This is a marvelous wine, rich, round, throwing waves of flavors and aromas. Drink with spaghetti alle vongole. Highly Recommended. 92 points. DBH

WHO: Troon Vineyard
WHAT: Vermentino
WHEN: 2016
WHERE: Applegate Valley, Oregon
HOW MUCH: $15 (media sample)
POINTS: 92