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Foris Pinot Noir Rogue Valley 2008

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The 2008 vintage was distinctive for being a little cooler than usual. For Pinot Noir in the Rogue Valley, that’s a good thing. And as the fruit was harvested, we became excited that the vintage had the potential to be outstanding, with a lot of careful tending to the details in the winery. The wine exhibits fragrant fruit notes of blackberry, boysenberry and cherry with lots of spice. Five Spice, lavender, sandalwood and the aroma of a loamy cedar forest are quite forward. Well integrated French oak and fine tannins are a bit firm on entry, yet will become more voluptuous over time. The wine straddles the stylistic fence between being a forward, pretty, feminine style yet with enough structure, dark fruit and spice character that veers towards a more masculine style.

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Foris Vineyards Winery:
Founded by Ted and Meri Gerber, Foris Winery and Vineyards is family-owned and family-managed. A graduate of Cal State Hayward in 1969, Ted studied political science and public administration. During his college years, he also developed a passion for making homemade wine. In 1971, Ted and Meri purchased hillside acreage in southern Oregon's remote Illinois Valley with the specific intention of ... Read more
Founded by Ted and Meri Gerber, Foris Winery and Vineyards is family-owned and family-managed. A graduate of Cal State Hayward in 1969, Ted studied political science and public administration. During his college years, he also developed a passion for making homemade wine. In 1971, Ted and Meri purchased hillside acreage in southern Oregon's remote Illinois Valley with the specific intention of growing grapes. Starting from scratch, they built a house, bought the land that is now Gerber Vineyards, and began planting grapes. Read less

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Snooth User: BTKerne
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4.00 5
04/03/2012

Was very pleased with this Pinot Noir, but I haven't drank much Pinot Noir so that's not saying much. Cherry and raspberry, and a loamy forest floor thing going on with the nose. Good sense of terroir and vintage climate coming from this one. Tasting it the fruit is counterbalanced well by the subtle oak and earthy forest flavors. Big fan.


Snooth User: biondanonima
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2.50 5
12/14/2010

Tasted this at a company luncheon today - it was drinkable but I wouldn't say I particularly enjoyed it. Bright red color, underripe fruit flavors, lots of acidity and virtually no tannins. I would be annoyed if I paid more than $8 a bottle for this.



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The 2008 vintage was distinctive for being a little cooler than usual. For Pinot Noir in the Rogue Valley, that’s a good thing. And as the fruit was harvested, we became excited that the vintage had the potential to be outstanding, with a lot of careful tending to the details in the winery. The wine exhibits fragrant fruit notes of blackberry, boysenberry and cherry with lots of spice. Five Spice, lavender, sandalwood and the aroma of a loamy cedar forest are quite forward. Well integrated French oak and fine tannins are a bit firm on entry, yet will become more voluptuous over time. The wine straddles the stylistic fence between being a forward, pretty, feminine style yet with enough structure, dark fruit and spice character that veers towards a more masculine style.

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