Foris Pinot Gris 2009

Pinot Gris/Grigio from Rogue River Valley, Oregon

Price: $14.99
Item No. 109902
  • WE90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%

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%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

2009 gave us a slightly warmer than average growing season, punctuated by a very hot spell at harvest. It was a bit of a scramble to get the fruit in ahead of the heat wave, but working around the clock we managed to bring in a crop of fully ripe, yet very fresh and lively tasting Pinot Gris. The resulting wine shows lovely pear and apple aromas with just a hint of stone fruits. A firm yet broad texture on the palate is framed by the wines natural acidity and the surprisingly long finish shows subtle mineral and spice notes along with Asian pears and quince.

Critical Acclaim

"Foris has Pinot Gris dialed in, showcasing the subtle, delicate flavors perhaps closer to Italian Pinot Grigio than other, big, fruity domestic bottlings. The winery location,– in the cool Illinois Valley of southwest Oregon, puts an Alpine twist on the flavors–lemon peel, pineapple, lime, and just a touch of honey. Best Buy."
90 Points

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 Pinot Gris/Grigio

Pinot Gris/Grigio(PEE-noh gree/GREE-jee-oh) While Pinot Grigio is in fact the same grape as Pinot Gris (just the Italian take on it), the differences of wine they create can be immense. Pinot Gris' most popular and successful region is Alsace, France, an area of the country that actually puts the name of the grape on the label. Pinot Grigio is the Italian version of the grape,...

Read More About Pinot Gris/Grigio

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