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2005 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 93 WA
  • 91 IWC
  • 80 JR
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 50277-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($75) Good moderately saturated red-ruby. Very pretty aromas of raspberry, currant and violet, along with some smoky oak. Juicy, fruity and minerally; in a more vertical, less fleshy style than the young 2006, but showing lovely precision of fruit for a wine that's still youthfully tight. Today the tannins are a bit obtrusive and the wine's sweetness and volume are still hidden, but its firm spine suggests that this will reward five to seven years of cellaring. In fact, noted Forman, the berries were larger in 2005 and couldn't stay on the vine as long as they were getting shriveled. |They gave an atypically Beaujolais-like fruitiness and we got less tannic extraction,| he said. Long-time fans of this classy wine will be interested to know that Forman recently did a major vertical tasting of his cabernet and reported that the standouts were the '83, the '96 and a particularly Bordeaux-like '87.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot aged 24 months in three-fourths new French oak, it tips the scales at 14.8%, which by Ric Forman's standards seems somewhat higher than usual. This delicious, savory, elegant wine is restrained and understated, but authoritative, which is what he does so well. It is the result of forty-plus years of winemaking experience, probably matched today only by Sonoma's Dick Arrowood. It has a youthful, dense ruby/purple color, beautiful texture and purity, with nothing out of place. It is a seamless, medium to full-bodied Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that represents the best synthesis of ripe Napa fruit, with a French touch of finesse and elegance. This wine has at least another 10-15 years of aging potential, as it is very long, and the wine is impressive, lovingly textured and rich. Drink it over the next 15-20 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Very bright, sweet, well mannered, very arrow-straight typical Napa Cab but a little bit too sweet for a European palate?
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Bud2123
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: JoelCalBear
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

  • 199 bottles owned
  • 46 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 46 collectors)