Structurally, the wine has a rich yet restrained feel. Once past the initial impression on the palate, which is somewhat plush, the fine tannins and lively acidity lead to a tightly wound finish. While enjoyable in its youth, this wine should have a long life ahead.
Foris Vineyards Cabernet Franc
Founded by Ted and Meri Gerber, Foris Winery and Vineyards is family-owned and family-managed. A graduate of Cal State Hayward in 1969, Ted studied political science and public administration. During his college years, he also developed a passion for making homemade wine. In 1971, Ted and Meri purchased hillside acreage in southern Oregon’s remote Illinois Valley with the specific intention of growing grapes. Starting from scratch, they built a house, bought the land that is now Gerber Vineyards, and began planting grapes.