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Wine of the week

Foris Fly-Over Red

Published March 9, 2005

Rogue River, Oregon, 2000

A lovely wine that makes two delicious points. First, blended wines can be as distinctive as those in which one grape does all or most of the work. Second, don't write off southern Oregon on your map as just "flyover country" between Napa and the Northwest's Willamette and Columbia valleys.

The area just across the California border is higher and often warmer than those better-known regions. Foris does well here with more than Oregon pinot noir; its creative winemakers grow cabernet sauvignon, merlot, pinot blanc and muscat.

The Fly-Over mix is a good taste of Rogue country. It is half merlot with the distinctive addition of cabernet franc. The red smells like woodsy blueberries, with pepper and spice, and the taste is robed in chocolate, already aged enough to taste round, warm and easy. A hearty red wine with the soul of a dessert melted over a campfire.

Availability: $12 to $15, better wine stores.

[Last modified March 8, 2005, 10:16:06]

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