90 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2012
Deep red. Dark berries and cherry on the powerful, fruit-driven nose and in the mouth. Juicy and expansive, with very good clarity and breadth and appealing sweetness. Notes of boysenberry and cherry liqueur linger on the long, spice-accented finish. No shortage of fruit here; this is easily the best basic bottling from Foris I've ever had.
89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
We cracked open 3 bottles for a dinner party of Mushroom soup and Pork Tenderloin en croute. The wine complimented both excellently. I allowed the wine to breath for several hours and then poured it through a vinturi aerator. Everone agreed that it was one of the very best Pinots we had had.
by Huston, Jr10776491
Good color, strong cherry at front, not a long finish.
by Matlock 14106597
Some bright cherry up front but no real body. Not that it was terrible, just not a dazzler: very middle of the road. But, at this very low price, I think its safe to say that it met expectations.
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really a 3.5 not a 3.
but that's not to say it isn't decent. it was thin and a lot of alcohol on the nose up front. after getting some air for 30-45min it became pleasant enough.
Expected more from Oregon fruit. A bit of strawberry on the nose, but the wine is a bit flat on tasting. Expected a more distinctive and flavorful wine.
We have consumed half of the case and five bottles were very good but one was off and not drinkable.
Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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