Aromas of, freshly crushed berries. Dense and chewy on the palate. Creamy flavors of raspberry, black cherry and a hint of chocolate. Hints at the forest floor flavors typical of Rogue Valley reds. Fully ripe tannins, and subtle framing acidity. Youthful and relatively tight, it will certainly benefit from aeration at this early stage in its development.
Foris Vineyards Merlot
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.