• Forman Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 96

    Forman Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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    96pts Antonio Galloni's Vinous

    From a bulwark of the venerated Napa Valley wine community, the Forman Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. It's just about ready to drink, and has remarkable ageability. It's not you'll find all over the place, and we were lucky to grab some. You've got plenty of time to think about your pairings, the setting, the occasion, and the lucky people you'll share it with. Let everyone ooh and ahh over this stunning Napa Cab and offer the first glass without accompaniment. Or, you could have blue cheese sliders on the side if you felt like showing off the tannins in the wine... Pan-roasted veal chops with a fresh herb salsa will bring out the savoury side of the wine as well as its elegance. For the wow factor, and to brag about the bold, powerful side of this Forman, make it a rosemary-black pepper rib roast of beef with porcini gravy. Some buttery, garlic mashed potatoes on the side wouldn't hurt either. Short ribs braised with mushrooms and tomatoes over creamy polenta will satisfy the comfort food category, and still make for a memorable pairing. What dreams do you have for your Forman??

    Antoni Galloni's Vinous:  "The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is dense, pliant and wonderfully expressive. Ric Forman's wines are always on the restrained side, but the 2015 packs a good bit of punch. Sweet red cherry, raspberry, sage, mint, and rose petal overtones all add to the wine's precision and nuance. In 2015, Forman took in fruit from Thorevilos, which he co-manages with David Abreu, but ultimately decided to add that juice to the Cabernet Sauvignon rather than bottle it separately. Dollops of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec round out the blend. This is one of the classiest wines of the vintage. Drinking window: 2022 - 2040." Mar 2018

    Winery: "This is an extremely pretty wine from a classic vintage. I love the very warm earthy Cabernet tones – is this from Bordeaux? Layer upon layer open as the wine aerates. Tobacco and ripe berry jam aromas blend so beautifully with a subtle vanilla-smoky oak background. One could go on and on as there are so many agreeable facets to ponder and enjoy. Wow! The flavors to do not disappoint either. The multi-faceted aromas are echoed in the flavor and are surrounded with a mouth filling richness of ultra-fine and ripe phenolics with a delicious bold finish. It’s hard not love this one!"

    Credo: "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." ~ Ric Forman, Winemaker

    Bottle:
    750ml, cork
    Varietal: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
    Alcohol %:
    14.9
    Total Acidity g/100ml:
    0.59
    pH: 3.81
    Aging: 25 months in 75% new, 25% 2 year old Bordeaux barrels
    Region:                        
    Napa Valley, California