Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Date Printed: 12/27/2014
Foris Klipsun Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 1995
Foris Klipsun Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 1995
(search item no. 7405)
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $25.99

Winemaker's Notes:

"On a tree-less bluff exposed to sun and wind, overlooking the Yakima River near Benton City, Washington lies an impeccably managed, very special vineyard named Klipsun. I worked with this vineyard while I was employed by Hogue Cellars, and simply couldn't walk away from its spectacular fruit - best described as INTENSE. The bluff, almost completely planted to grapes now by several wineries and independent growers, is aptly named Red Mountain, where arguably, some of the highest quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in all of Washington State is grown. This vineyard is totally consistent, ripening quite early every year. Thanks to diligent management, the resulting wine is consistent too, exhibiting blueberry, blackberry and peppery chocolate. The wine's color is as intensely dark as the powerful aromas and robust body."
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About Foris Vineyards Winery:

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.