I came home yesterday after a long day at work to find a full glass of this – the Foris Vineyards 2010 Pinot Noir. Jon had wanted a Pinot, and this one fit the bill.
Jon and I visited Foris in August, and enjoyed the great wine and laid back atmosphere of the tasting room.
It is a deep strawberry red – a truly beautiful color. On the nose, it is fairly mellow, with scents of ripe sweet cherries and sun-warmed blackberries. On the palate – it was delicious. It is a nice medium-bodied Pinot, with predominantly cherry flavors but enough earth and spice to make it really interesting.
It was aged in a combination of once-used and neutral oak French barrels, which really displays the fruit flavors. It is lovely at 13% alcohol, but if you are like me and find that your husband poured a larger glass than you expected, and you didn’t eat much for dinner, you might find yourself a little tipsy! Not that you would admit it, of course…
If you have tried this wine, I hope you will let me know what you thought! Cheers – it’s almost the weekend!