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2015 Forman Chardonnay NapaChardonnay from United States

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"A passion for a more austere Chablis style wine from this noble grape has been my goal. Since 1980 the Rutherford Star vineyard in the heart of the Rutherford Bench appellatio...

  • 93 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 93 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
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93

" Veteran winemaker Ric Forman, who is celebrating his 50th vintage in 2016 (which is astonishing), has turned out one of his riper and richer Chardonnays in memory. The 2015 Chardonnay (totally non-malolactic) offers up 13.8% natural alcohol, which is probably slightly more than Forman prefers. Tangerine, nectarine, white currant and quince are all present in this medium to full-bodied, fresh, lively style. I have never had much luck with these wines aging, but they are delicious young, and the oak is always pushed way to the background. Drink this over the next 2-3 years."

93 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

"Forman 2015 Chardonnay is a bit creamier and more voluptuous than it usually is. Even so, the flavors are bright and precise throughout. Lemon confit, flowers, chamomile and white pepper are all nicely pushed forward. The 2015 is a rare wine that won't require much cellaring."

Product Description:

"A passion for a more austere Chablis style wine from this noble grape has been my goal. Since 1980 the Rutherford Star vineyard in the heart of the Rutherford Bench appellation has been the source of the Forman Vineyard Chardonnay.

The Chardonnay is whole cluster pressed and exclusively fermented in Burgundy barrels. Left sur-leesĀ for 7 months the wine is only racked once during its 9 months of barrel aging. Malolactic fermentation is intentionally inhibited. The wine emphasizes and develops a minerality which, with age, develops into a very racy and elegant food worthy wine." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 100353
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Napa
Ratings

93 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

93 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Vintage 2015
Color White
ABV 13.8%
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla
Nose apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla