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1996 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 92 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 50277-1996

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    An earthy, tarry, herbal streak runs through this otherwise firm, elegant and cedary wine, with mineral, spice, currant and plum notes. Earthy tannins on the long, complex finish. 1,800 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Deep ruby-red. Highly nuanced nose combines bitter cherry, mulberry, cassis, tar, black licorice, violet, leather and mint. Supple and intensely flavored, with nicely restrained sweetness. Slightly sauvage suggestions of leather, violet and creosote reminded me of claret. Finishes with good length and slightly tougher tannins than those of the '96. This should go in the direction of underbrush as it matures.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 1999
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    One of the most impressive recent Cabernet Sauvignons from Forman is their 1996. I was amazed how well it was showing despite having been bottled only a month earlier. The saturated ruby/purple color is followed by gorgeous jammy black currant fruit aromas, along with spicy oak and licorice. There is good acidity, but the wine appears to possess more viscosity than most Rick Forman offerings, as well as a chewy fleshiness, enough acidity for delineation, and moderate tannin in the convincingly long finish. This classic Bordeaux-styled wine should be at its finest between 2001-2020.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Dougobrick
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.

See other similar producers:Chappellet Winery,Philip Togni Vineyard,Broman Cellars

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 213 bottles owned
  • 43 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 43 collectors)