$187.99 x 12
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$100.00 and over
Red Table Wine
Forman Vineyard has one proprietor, Ric Forman, and his winery is also his residence. Ric planted the vineyards in 1979 and he built his home on the site shortly thereafter. The dream for Forman was crystal clear from the outset: find a special site ideally suited for growing Bordeaux grape varieties that would allow him to craft wines of finesse and elegance. Ric is intimately involved with all aspects of his property allowing for a focused and meticulous crafting of every wine—from land, to grape, to hand, to bottle.
Ric Forman is a living legend in Napa Valley. He was instrumental with the founding of many now-powerhouse brands, including Duckhorn and Sterling. He is deeply influenced by Bordeaux winemaking of which leads to a hybrid of new-world fruit flavours, old-world terroir, and savoury character.
His vineyards are located in St. Helena and the Rutherford Bench. These terroirs are composed of volcanic rock, gravel, loam, and sand in the foothills of Howell Mountain, which produce renowned and complex Cabernets.
A cellar-worthy Napa Valley Cabernet that is also approachable now – for when those moments present themselves.
“The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is rich, heady wine. Even though it was just bottled, the 2019 possesses remarkable textural intensity. A whole range of floral and savory notes open as this statuesque Cabernet shows off its personality. This is an especially rich, bombastic Cabernet from Ric Forman. That is especially evident when tasted next to the 2018.” 97 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, December 2020
“Similarly hued, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley offers a classic, old school Napa Cabernet nose of darker currants, green tobacco, spring flowers, camphor, and new leather. As with the 2018, it plays in a more medium to full-bodied, elegant style, has ripe yet certainly present tannins, and a great finish. The 2019 is more accessible and open than the 2018 and should continue drinking brilliantly for another two decades if stored correctly.” 96 points, Jeb Dunnuck, May 2022