Fruit Forward

(888) 496-8417 306 SE Ash St.
Portland, OR 97214
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Founded in 2002, Fruit Forward is an expression of our fascination with wine. Our goal is to ignite our customers with enthusiasm, spark a desire to learn and consistently deliver sensational wines at fantastic prices. Most wine drinkers try at least two new bottles of everyday wine each month. Often these bottles of wine are selected based on their price and the looks of the labels - with little or no attention to the quality of the wine in the bottles. Our monthly service takes the guess work and confusion out of selecting and enjoying great value wines. Our expert tasting panel seeks out premier value wines from around the world and each month hand-selects the top two bottles from hundreds of candidates. We deliver these outstanding wine selections directly to your home or office each month. We taste a lot of bad wine so you don't have to! The term "fruit forward" describes wines rich with ripe fruit flavor and scent. Moreover, the phrase describes our business - we forward fruit (in the form of Read more »

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  • Unless you bought them with aging potential in mind, a fair few of your 2013 ... California, Chile for more fruit forward examples. Montes Alpha 2012 Merlot from Colchagua Valley, Chile ($19) is a great choice. Ruby color in the glass, this wine offers aromas of blueberry, spice, and toffee around a plum core. On the palate, flavors of dark be... Read More

    From the article Summer Fall Transition Wines Under $20

  • Little is as exciting as seeing transitions in a tradition-bound region. In Chablis, a land locked by tradition and a single variety, innovation might seem unfeasible. Not only is Chardonnay the rule, but the wines in Chablis are supposed to taste very predictable – at least on the palates of seasoned sippers. Yet there is new energy in Chablis,... Read More

    From the article The New Old Rules of Chardonnay in Chablis

  • Les Cailloux Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil 2014


    This young and juicy wine is much more dense and fruit-forward than recent years (which had poor harvest results in most cases) and quite drinkable now. Café-style Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil at its best - bursting with cherries on the nose - almost like Nouveau. Rich berry flavours on entry - especially blueberry (bleuet) that explode but finis... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Super light reds sometimes get a poor reputation with serious wine drinkers, ... will help to produce a more fruit forward style. One practice or the other will not lead to more or less body but it will determine the style of a super light wine. Carbonic maceration is an alternative fermentation process that is widely used in Beaujolais and is... Read More

    From the article Why You Should Take Super Light Red Wine More Seriously

  • Well, since Friday is not the weekend A bit more fruit forward--cherry, red plum--than I normally prefer, but, certainly easy to drink.  Tannophobes have nothing to fear from this one.  Acid gives it refreshment.  This one is very easy to drink.  Winner, winner with Mrs. EMark. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • We did taste the Rkatsiteli wine but we did not purchase a bottle.  Sandra ... ... thought it was a bit fruit forward but not as much as the Viognier.  I thought about buying a bottle but since I didn't know much about the grape, I elected to go for the Chardonna Read More

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  • Chateau St Jean Fume Blanc 2013


    Fruit forward with lightish acid and a long creamy finish. Overdone. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Andrew Murray Tous les Jours Syrah 2014


    Fruit forward and nicely balanced but a bit more briary than previous vintages. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Cantina Zaccagnini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva 2012


    Light red wine that is fruit forward with light acididty and very light tannins. Food friendly and would do well with guests. Son in Law loves it. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Gerard Bertrand Tautavel Grand Terroir 2011


    Black and blue fruits on the nose that match the entry. Fruit forward with good acidity that turns to strong tannins and a long finish.Quality wine. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

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