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
93 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
" 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."
"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-lees 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
93 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
93 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
|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|