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Foris Pinot Gris 2009

Pinot Gris/Grigio from Rogue Valley, Oregon
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13.9% ABV
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Winemaker 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.

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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.
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Foris Vineyards Winery, , Oregon
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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.

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One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World, especially in California, Washington, and Australia. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and/or Petit Verdot, these are sometimes referred to in the US as “Meritage” blends. In Bordeaux itself, Cabernet Sauvignon dominates in wines from the Left Bank of the Gironde river, while the Right Bank focuses on Merlot. Often, blends from outside the region are classified as being inspired by one or the other.

In the Glass

Cabernet-based, Left-Bank-styled wines are typically more tannic and structured, while Merlot-based wines modeled after the Right Bank are softer and suppler. Cabernet Franc can add herbal notes, while Malbec and Petit Verdot contribute color and structure. Wines from Bordeaux can be bold and fruit-forward or restrained and earthy, while New World facsimiles tend to emulate the former style. In general, Bordeaux red blends can have aromas and flavors of black currant, cedar, plum, graphite, and violet, with more red fruit flavors when Merlot makes up a high proportion of the blend.

Perfect Pairings

Since Bordeaux red blends are often quite structured and tannic, they pair best with hearty, flavorful, and fatty meat dishes. Any type of steak makes for a classic pairing. Equally welcome with these wines would be beef brisket, pot roast, braised lamb, or smoked duck.

Sommelier Secret

While the region of Bordeaux is limited to a select few approved grape varieties, the New World is free to experiment. Bordeaux blends in California may include Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, or virtually any other grape deemed worthy by the winemaker. In Australia, Shiraz is a common component.

YNG865023_2009 Item# 109902

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