1999 Forman - Merlot 750ml

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IWC 88(+?)   WA 90-92  
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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88(+?)

($35) Bright, dark ruby-red. Musky aromas of currant, plum, bitter chocolate and game. Intensely flavored but quite restrained, with juicy, slightly tart-edged red berry and licorice flavors and a faint greenness. Finishes firmly tannic and youthfully tight. In a restrained, Bordeaux style, and still rather closed after the bottling.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 99

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 90-92

The 1999 Merlot looks to be terrific. There are 500 cases of this ruby/purple-colored wine that has an opulent texture and plenty of pure, sweet, black cherry and berry fruit. The wine is full-bodied, low in acidity, and intense.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 132

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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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