+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

August Cellars Marechal Foch 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

This is our second port-d wine. It is made from Marechal Foch grapes and was made in the traditional manner of ports. We fortified a very young wine. We have wonderful tawny port characteristics in this wine, Fig, Prune, Chocolate. Once opened the bottle can be consumed slowly over the next 3-4 weeks without any noticable deterioration in the wine. Sugar: 7.7% Months in barrel: 21 Months Oak: New

Region: USA » Oregon

Vintages


+ Vintage
Winery: August Cellars
Color: Red
Varietal: Marechal Foch
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
3.4 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
August Cellars:
August Cellars, home to multiple wineries, is located just east of Newberg Oregon at 14000 NE Quarry Rd. Our tasting room is open daily from May until the middle of October, 11-5 p.m.. We are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday year round. August Cellars believes that having multiple wineries under one roof allows the consumer to taste several different philosophies about wine with only one... Read more
August Cellars, home to multiple wineries, is located just east of Newberg Oregon at 14000 NE Quarry Rd. Our tasting room is open daily from May until the middle of October, 11-5 p.m.. We are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday year round. August Cellars believes that having multiple wineries under one roof allows the consumer to taste several different philosophies about wine with only one stop. Our in-house wineries mainly produce very small lots of Pinot Noirs, although one can always taste some of the more adventursome wines being produced here. Our goal is two fold: - Produce affordable table wines. - Keep our family farm operating. August Cellars is a family owned winery situated at the bottom of our orchards. This farm land was purchased in 1942 and our family has been farming it continuously since then. Being located in Oregon, August Cellars produces, Pinot Noirs, Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewürztaminer and Maréchal Foch. Read less

Member Reviews for August Cellars Marechal Foch

Add your review
Snooth User: bambam29334
19692611
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 06/11/2009

Great little wine with a wierd pedigree. OK... shouldn't have said "little." It's like a cross between a cab and a pinot... no, I mean it. Tasted at the winery and took home a 1/2 dozen bottles.


Snooth User: gmac
10091325
5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 11/25/2008

Five glasses


Snooth User: anchca
2400701,635
2.50 5
Vintage: 2002 05/10/2012

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for August Cellars Marechal Foch

External Review
Vintage: 2003 10/16/2008

August Cellars is a relatively new enterprise, which, much to their credit, is keeping the candle lit for Marechal Foch. Though now out of fashion in <i>vinifera</i>-minded Oregon, Foch has long been a good match for the Oregon climate and terroir, and those who think French-American hybrids can’t produce some wonderful wines will have to avoid Jim Schaad’s Foch to preserve their ignorance. One doesn’t need to read the back label to find out that this inky wine was unfined and unfiltered, its opaque eggplant color – which extends right up to the edge of the glass – is a good indication of that. This appearance portends a big wine, which this very much is. The first impression on the nose is classic Cabernet-like cassis and herbaceousness, but that is only the beginning of an aromatic profile with many layers, including blueberry, anise, and chocolate covered black cherry. A note of brett does not detract, but adds an appealing dimension of rusticity, which works well with oak levels that are perfectly harmonious with the fruit. All this stuffing is nicely framed by firm, but fine grape tannins and that telltale lively acidity of the Foch grape, which registers on every part of the palate. In fact, it is that typical Foch acidity that distinguishes this wine from most of the <i>vinifera</i> wines made in this muscular style. This is not only the best Marechal Foch I’ve tasted in years, it was arguably the best red wine I tasted while touring Oregon last summer.



This is our second port-d wine. It is made from Marechal Foch grapes and was made in the traditional manner of ports. We fortified a very young wine. We have wonderful tawny port characteristics in this wine, Fig, Prune, Chocolate. Once opened the bottle can be consumed slowly over the next 3-4 weeks without any noticable deterioration in the wine. Sugar: 7.7% Months in barrel: 21 Months Oak: New

Photos

+ Add Image

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals






Snooth Media Network