2010 Forman - Chardonnay 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

(just 10% new oak): Bright yellow-green. Cool, youthfully medicinal aromas of lime, mint and menthol. Dense, refreshing and bone-dry (just 0.5 grams per liter, according to Ric Forman), with captivating minty lift to the flavors of lime zest, menthol and mineral dust. Almost metallic in a Chablis-like way. This bracing chardonnay should be fascinating to follow over the next decade.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 162

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 92
Author: JimZin
Tasted On: 10/05/2014
Crisp notes of light citrus and good pear. All you want a Chard to be!

Average rating: 91, based on 2 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

17 bottles owned by 6 collectors.

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About This Producer


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

Wine Varietal: Chardonnay


Arguably the best dry white wine grape out there, Chardonnay is grown all over the globe. In addition to being the backbone of fine white Burgundies, Chardonnay is also one of the three major grape varieties used in producing Champagne. Susceptible to a myriad of complications, Chardonnay berries are relatively small, thin-skinned, fragile, and oxidize easily. Chardonnay grapes can be sensitive to winemaking techniques and more difficult to handle from harvest to bottling than many other varieties. Some producers will use malolactic fermentation (where harsher malic acid is turned into softer lactic acid and carbon dioxide) to reduce crispness and acidity and add a creamy, buttery texture to wines. The "oaky" character of some Chardonnays comes from fermenting or aging which takes place in oak barrels. Once barrel-aged, Chardonnay may take on notes of vanilla or toast. While Chardonnay is produced worldwide, the best can be found in France, the United States, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, and South Africa. Typical descriptors for Chardonnay include mineral, green apple, citrus, tropical fruits, vanilla, butter and smokiness.

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