Foris Vineyards is one of the true pioneers of Oregon Pinot Noir. Since 1974 when founder Ted Gerber planted his first vines, Foris has continued to be on the forefront of understanding this noble grape variety.
Located in the far southwestern reaches of the Rogue Valley AVA, the Illinois Valley offers a unique Alpine climate and ancient volcanic soils that create an expression of Pinot Noir that showcases finesse and purity of flavor. Traditional vineyards and winemaking techniques consistently achieve a high degree of ripeness, fruit concentration and rich texture reflective of the unique terroir.
The Foris Oregon Pinot Noir has a delicate, feminine style with pretty aromas of raspberry, jasmine tea and dried orange peel, followed by deeper scents of forest floor and chanterelle mushroom. Flavors broaden to include wild huckleberry, red cherries, toasted pecan and a hint of lavender. While delicate, the flavors are focused and persistent. The texture is plump upon entry and firms up with fine, dusty tannins providing the structure to age gracefully. (from the vintner)