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1993 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 92 WA
  • 88 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 50277-1993-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    It seems like yesterday that Ric Forman began his career, yet he is now one of California's veteran wine-makers. From his early days (nearly 20 years ago) at Sterling he has built an impressive resume. The proprietor of beautiful vineyards tucked high in the hills between the Silverado Trail and Conn Valley, he has launched a new wine, a Merlot from a vineyard called Thorvilos, that he developed along with the well-known viticulturist, David Abreu. The 1995, which had just finished malolactic fermentation, blew me away, but the wine will not be in the marketplace for several years. The 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon is a more muscular wine than the 1994, with considerable tannin (sweet rather than astringent), full body, outstanding ripeness, admirable purity, and a long, textured, structured finish. Although approachable, 3-4 years of cellaring are warranted.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Crisp cedar, cherry and currant flavor and firmly tannic finish. This is a well-crafted young Cabernet which lacks the richness of the 1991 or '92 vintages but is impressive nonetheless.
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  • Ric Forman, a legend on the Napa wine scene with his integral role in developing the vineyards of Newton and the great Cabernets of Sterling, established his own brand with a debut 1983 vintage. This first wine exceeded anyone's expectations, and Ric has maintained consistent high rankings for his age-worthy Cabernet and Chardonnay, wines of "finesse" and "elegance." Forman also produces a second label called Chateau la Grande Roche.

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    California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 67 bottles owned
    • 27 collectors