Forman Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

$114.99

96 Points  - rare                      One of the top-scoring Cabernets of the stellar 2014 vintage from Forman - limited. 98 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous):  "Beguiling, aromatically expressive and super-nuanced, Ric Forman's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is shaping up to be one of the successes of the year. Knockout aromatics reminiscent of a top-flight Chambertin or Barolo open up in the glass first. Crystalline and pure, the 2014 offers a compelling array of raspberry jam, spice, mint and sweet floral notes. The bright, salivating finish is a thing of beauty. This exceptionally pure, riveting Cabernet Sauvignon has it all going on. Best of all, Forman's Cabernet is probably the single greatest value in Napa Valley Cabernet." ...Ric Forman is arguably Napa Valley’s first superstar winemaker. Although sometimes overlooked today, there is little question Forman has had a profound influence on a number of younger winemakers who still speak of him with great reverence. In 2012 Forman celebrated his 46th harvest. Today, Forman counts on the assistance of his son Toby, in running this small, family-owned jewel of an estate. As for the wines, they are superb, but, best of all, remain realistically priced for the consumer who wants to drink top-flight Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon without having to take out a second mortgage. The Chardonnay is made in the non-malo style Forman pioneered in the 1970s. Forman’s Cabernet is one of the classic masterpieces of Napa Valley, even if recent vintages come across as a bit riper than the norm. Still, it is impossible to go wrong with any of these wines."

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Ratings on Delectable

James Forsyth Delectable Pro

Tight but classy. After an hour or so the 2015 Forman started opening up a bit. Leather and tobacco. Mid weight but with an intensity that sustains for minutes after a sip. Delicious.

Tight but classy. After an hour or so the 2015 Forman started opening up a bit. Leather and tobacco. Mid weight but with an intensity that sustains for minutes after a sip. Delicious.

9.6

Antonio Galloni Delectable Pro

Founder, Vinous

Forman’s 2015 has really shut down, which is is so atypical for this vintage. I won’t be opening another bottle anytime soon. What a wine. So pure, so classic and so gorgeous...Tasted during our St. Helena & Conn Valley Vinous Learn masterclass. 96+

Forman’s 2015 has really shut down, which is is so atypical for this vintage. I won’t be opening another bottle anytime soon. What a wine. So pure, so classic and so gorgeous...Tasted during our St. Helena & Conn Valley Vinous Learn masterclass. 96+

9.6

TheSkip

Meh. Overrated given the price. I expected a lot more. Perhaps it's not ready for prime time? Have one more. Will hold for a while.

Meh. Overrated given the price. I expected a lot more. Perhaps it's not ready for prime time? Have one more. Will hold for a while.

9.1

Skip Smyser

The last wine was 2016. This is ‘15 and very intense rich dark fruit. The tasting and cave experience is excellent. Hard to get in. We carry at Capitol Cellars so they invited us in. Very good experience

The last wine was 2016. This is ‘15 and very intense rich dark fruit. The tasting and cave experience is excellent. Hard to get in. We carry at Capitol Cellars so they invited us in. Very good experience

9.4

Skip Smyser

Difficult year but wonderful effort. Lush red fruit flavor. With lingering mid pallet flavors. A touch of minerality. Real deal

Difficult year but wonderful effort. Lush red fruit flavor. With lingering mid pallet flavors. A touch of minerality. Real deal

9.4

Bruce Leboff

A nice juicy Cali cab. Lots of dark fruit and berry nose. Lots of time left on this one.

A nice juicy Cali cab. Lots of dark fruit and berry nose. Lots of time left on this one.

9.2

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