2014 Forman Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa ValleyBlend from United States
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"Influenced early on by the wines and winemaking practices of the Bordeaux region of France, I have consistently sought a similar perfection for the wines of Forman Vineyard. I...
- 95-98 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
95-98 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"Beguiling, aromatically expressive and super-nuanced, Ric Forman's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is shaping up to be one of the successes of the year. Knockout aromatics reminiscent of a top-flight Chambertin or Barolo open up in the glass first. Crystalline and pure, the 2014 offers a compelling array of raspberry jam, spice, mint and sweet floral notes. The bright, salivating finish is a thing of beauty. This exceptionally pure, riveting Cabernet Sauvignon has it all going on.
The only problem with visiting Ric Forman is that he only makes two wines - well, that looks like it will change soon, but more on that later - so the visits are short. I say that because both the Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are among the very best wines being made in California today. As always, Forman picks on the early side and makes wines that emphasize energy, acidity and structure in conjunction with the richness that Mother Nature provides on her own. In 2015, Forman finally was able to get some fruit from the Thorevilos vineyard, which he co-leases with David Abreu, so there may be a new Cabernet in the range soon. We will see. For now, readers should do what ever they can to grab a few bottles of these wines. Readers should also check out the wine's listed under Rossi - Wallace, Forman's sister label."
"Influenced early on by the wines and winemaking practices of the Bordeaux region of France, I have consistently sought a similar perfection for the wines of Forman Vineyard. If I had to choose two words which embody the character of Forman Vineyard wines they would be finesse and elegance.
As a sole proprietor, I have the luxury of personally nurturing the wines during every stage of production – from harvest, through blending, bottling and aging. In an age of anonymous ownership, this type of hands-on approach to winemaking is growing ever rarer. For me, it is the only way great wines can be crafted and made to share with an appreciative few." -Winery
95-98 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, lead, cedar, molasses, dark fruit, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast and tar|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, mocha, leather, vanilla, violet, rose, truffle, earth and coffee|