Forman Vineyard<br />2018 Cabernet Sauvignon<br>United States

Forman Vineyard
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
United States

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TYPE Dry - Red
REGION California | United States
GRAPES Cabernet Sauvignon | Cabernet Franc | Petit Verdot | Merlot
Available Quantity: 5 in stock
96+ points, Vinous |
94+ points, Jeb Dunnuck |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
96+ points, Vinous
“The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is silky and elegant, with lovely aromatic presence and impeccable balance. Sweet tobacco, cedar, dried flowers and mint all give this mid-weight Cabernet lovely complexity and nuance. The 2018 has shut down since I tasted it last year, but that is not surprising given the style here. Today, bright acids give the 2018 energy, tension and a good deal of precision. Those qualities should help the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon age well over the coming decades.”

94+ points, Jeb Dunnuck
“The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is terrific, and I suspect it has some upside. Lots of currants, dried herbs, flowers, camphor, and spice box notes give way to a medium to full-bodied, pretty, beautifully balanced Cabernet with fine tannins and a great finish. It’s going to need 5-7 years of bottle age to hit maturity, and it should evolve gracefully.”

About The Winery
Influenced early on by the wines and winemaking practices of the Bordeaux region of France, Ric Forman has consistently sought a similar perfection for the wines of Forman Vineyard. Ric founded Forman Vineyard in 1983 to fulfill his dream of producing, as a sole proprietor, small quantities of classically made Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1978, after a 3-year search of Napa Valley for the perfect location, Ric purchased the current winery/vineyard site, which is perched on the ridge at the base of Howell Mountain overlooking the town of St. Helena. Overall, Ric Forman grows his grapes on 88.5 acres of land split between three different parcels, each one planted to the four Bordeaux varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. These locations each contribute their subtle differences to the wine, the whole of which is a synergy of complexity. Thus, with a wonderfully situated vineyard and deliberately planned cellar, Ric is fulfilling his dream and is constantly vigilant in personally making sure that each step is without compromise in the pursuit of producing the finest quality possible from his estate.