Foris Gewurztraminer 2009

Gewurztraminer from Rogue River Valley, Oregon

Price: $15.99
Item No. 115371
  • WE90
Alcohol By Volume: 13.6%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2009 growing season was a bit cooler than average through the summer but a late heat wave made for a fast and furious harvest of fully ripened fruit. The resulting wine has the classic nose of rose petal and lychee that Gewürztraminer is known for as well as stone fruits and lemongrass. The palate shows good concentration but stays fresh and lively due to its crisp acidity. We have always finished our Gewurztraminer drier than many of the more commercial bottlings in the market and 2009 is no exception. We find that this drier style more to our personal taste as well as that of our customers.

Critical Acclaim

"Labeled dry and tasting very much so, this clean, floral-scented Gewurztraminer has a pleasingly dusty aspect; rose petals with a thin veneer of incense. Long and complex. Best Buy."
90 Points

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Learn About Foris

Foris is located in the coastal Siskiyou Mountains just six miles from the Oregon/California border. The diverse Rogue River Valley appellation comprises three distinct valleys with progressively warmer microclimates. Foris produces a Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from its Klipsun Vineyard overlooking the Yakima River in Washington State.

Learn About Rogue River Valley

The Rogue River Valley is located in southern Oregon, near the towns of Medford and Ashland. Though primarily known for its orchards, vineyard land and wineries are increasing. In the higher elevation areas, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris do best, while in the warmer, lower elevations, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc are finding some success.

Learn About Gewurztraminer

Gewurztraminer (Guh-WERTZ-trah-meen-ehr) Spice is Nice If you've ever smelled a lychee, you'll probably recognize a wine made from Gewurztraminer. Gewurz, the german term for spice, adequately describes the aromas and flavors that permeate wines made from the grape. Mostly grown in Alsace and Germany's Pfalz region, Gewurztraminer is not the easiest...

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