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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  • Deadbolt Winery Winemaker's Blend 2012


    Nice purple tinge in the color and very clear! Very smooth in mouthfeel and very fruit forward. Balanced finish, but still young. I think this could be aged a good year or two and will fill out in flavor, bouquet and finish. Great everyday wine and priced well! Would like to see more details from the varietals used. Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

  • Mildew and black rot, your days may be numbered.  Dennis Gray, a developmental biologist from the University of Florida and its Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is using a technique called “precision breeding” to create vines which are resistant to mildew and fungus. “According to Gray, precision breeding simply takes one or two desi... Read More

    From the article Supervines? Florida Researcher Using Science to Strengthen Grapes

  • Limerick Lane arrived, today. Previously, I have had one Furmint, ever, and I've never had a Harslevelu.  So, I really could not say if this one definitively represents either the grapes.  I will say that this is a very good, easy-to-drink, refreshing wine.  Very light--both in body and in flavor.  Subtle fruit flavor of green apple with nice ac... Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...

  • It’s hard to say no to a million bucks. This past Wednesday the Alpine Observer reported the good news that Australia’s Alpine Valleys wine region was slated to receive a cool $1 million for the development and growth of the region’s tourism sector. “President of the Alpine Valleys Vignerons Michael Freudenstein said any boost to wine related to... Read More

    From the article Australian Region Welcome Government's $1 Million Investment

  • Hahn Estates Central Coast Meritage 2012


    From a second dinner at Perry's. Dense and spice and earth forward rather than fruit. Soft and full Tannins & Acidity with a long finish of more smoky toasty black fruit, cedar, and spices. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Cameras have been the domain of robotic vineyard tools recently – they take photos of vines to help vintners understand vine health and maturation. A team of researchers from Purdue University are expanding the robotic reach of vineyard technology by developing a machine that can prune vines. “A year from now, robots could be pruning your vines,... Read More

    From the article C3PO Pruning Pinot? Purdue Project Explores Robotic Clippers

  • Do you know who was growing the fruit for the PN? And how much experience has he had with it in the past?Nice report, OT, and I, too, look forward to whenever in the future you can share more. Read More

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  • Robin recently took the winemaking position at Swanson Vineyards in Oakville and I stopped by yesterday to pay him a visit. It was the first time I had been to Swanson which was started by the frozen foods Swanson's back in 1985. Situated on their Estate of 100 acres of Cabernet and Merlot just off Hwy 29 it's easy to find. I drove past the tast... Read More

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  • I'm finally getting around to this.  Last week we spent a few days in ... ... but not a particularly fruit forward wine.  Some sensation of sweetness.  Some earthiness.I do recall a couple tidbits that I learned from the server.   Woolf Vineyards is six miles (as the crow flies from the ocean.  Rarely does the daily high temperature exceed 80... Read More

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  • Recent research shows that a glass of red wine a day is like twenty minutes of ... a modest finish. Simple and fruit forward. 83pts 2012 Avalon Cab Cabernet Sauvignon California 13.8% $10Not very aromatic, though the subtle nose does show of a pleasant array of sweet herbal notes, black fruit, and toasty wood spice. Fairly large scaled and ric... Read More

    From the article Drink Value Cabernet Before It's Too Late

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