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2000 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

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5/18/2015 - Night Train wrote: 88 points

This is what I get for ignoring the "drink by" date in CellarTracker. Obviously WAY over the hill, but it was still "interesting". A little bit of fruit and a whole lot of mushrooms, forest floor, etc. - a Francophile's wet dream. Almost enjoyable. My one remaining bottle has "gift" written all over it.

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1987 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

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12/29/2014 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 91 points

Tasting of 3 Forman Cabernet Sauvignons. Nose of green bell pepper, smoke, plum, black cherry fruit, more of the same on the palate, like a Chateau Pichon Lalande, almost elegant, more complexity but less power than its peers tonight, medium body, long, herbal finish. My #2.

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1990 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

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12/29/2014 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 90 points

Tasting 3 Forman Cabernet Sauvignons. Nose of dark fruit, black cherry, cassis, and smoke, more of the same on the palate, medium body, smooth, almost elegant, not quite equal to its peers tonight, long, finish. My #3.

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1986 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

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12/29/2014 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 93 points

Tasting of 3 Forman Cabernet Sauvignons. Lovely nose of cigar box, black cherry, and dust, more of the same on the palate, medium body, good complexity, passed its prime, tasty tonight, long finish. My #1.

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2013 Forman Chardonnay

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5/15/2015 - La Cave d'Argent Likes this wine: 93 points

This straw-colored Chardonnay drinks very similar to its 2011 brethren. Green apple, citrus peel, mineral and spice aromas are followed by a medium-bodied, crisply acidic, seamlessly alcoholic (13.5%) palate with flavors which mirror the nose. Despite the fact that this wine is 100% barrel fermented and 10% new oak-aged, it retains a sense of freshness because it has not gone through malolactic fermentation. As such, the oak is nicely balanced with acid and is in no way overbearing. Solid in the middle and concluding with a lengthy crisp finish, this is in the upper-echelon of Napa Chardonnay. It should be at its best over the next 4-5 years. Drink now-2020.

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2001 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

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5/8/2015 - vinojones wrote: 94 points

decanted 1 hr Med red; first impression was of ripe black and red cherries, red currants, later some dark chocolate came in; full body with integrated tannins and great balance, later there was less cherry and more pomegranate flavor- example of the changing nose/flavors over time. Very long soft finish, most Bdx would be proud to make this wine.

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2008 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

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5/8/2015 - Cristal2000 Likes this wine: 94 points

Excellent wine. Opened next to a Chimney Rock Stag's Leap from the same year and the Forman blew it away. Rich and fruity on the nose, this wine has great mouthfeel. It is elegant and not overdone. The finish is impressive and the structure and complexity leads me to believe this will last for 10+ more years.

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2008 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

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4/29/2015 - bonedoc wrote: 95 points

Showed very well tonight, right out of bottle. Ripe, rich, but balanced. No decant necessary.

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1995 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

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4/27/2015 - Vinnut Likes this wine: 93 points

Deep, dark reddish-purple garnet in color with ever so slight clearing at the edges. Forward, attractive & fragrant nose of complex, dark ripe fruit aromas of cherries, blackberries & currants with classic cigar box overtones of cedar & aged tobacco, leather, herbal notes, some bell pepper notes, anise, earthy, dusty, dark cocoa, minerals and a touch of vanilla in the background. Medium-full bodied with a very good concentration of balanced, still developing, silky smooth textured, complex, plush & seamless, ripe dark fruit flavors of dark cherries, blackberries & cassis with dark cocoa, herbs, minerals, earthy, spices, toasty oak & vanilla in the background. Long lingering elegant finish. Drinks quite well at present with decanting and airing but should continue to develop further with additional aging. A lovely California Cabernet which resembles a Bordeaux in style & structure.

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2010 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

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4/23/2015 - Cristal2000 Likes this wine: 93 points

A little closed down with very grippy tannins. You can taste the potential for those big scores, but it's not there right now. Complex nose with great feel on the palate, this just needs time to develop.

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1994 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

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4/21/2015 - Anonymous Likes this wine: 93 points

Pale ruby, cool, integrated, perfumed, nice body. Drinking beautifully.

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2009 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

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4/17/2015 - JHumps wrote: 90 points

Slight off or Brett upon opening, but it straightened out quickly. Red fruits, smarties, cherries etc... Terrific blend but needs many years still.

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2002 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

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3/26/2015 - azwino wrote: 92 points

Delicious ...

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1989 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

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4/8/2015 - Nerdy Earth Boy Likes this wine: 92 points

This was a real unknown beauty! No floral noted but much like an aged Bordeaux..26 yrs! A bit of burnt orange rust in color which gained flavor and style upon decant. This is a well made Napa CAB!

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1991 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

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3/28/2015 - AllRed wrote: 94 points

4th Saturday Brown Bagger (R&D's): Dark color with aromas of black currants, plum, pepper and florals, Adds tobacco, forest floor and roasted bell pepper notes as it sits in the glass. I am reminded of the 2000 Pichon Lalande. There are still some tannins on the palate, though they are softened and not obtrusive. Flavors of back fruit and cedar, saddle leather and tobacco with a long finish. The palate does not have the depth or power of the '00 PLL so I guessed 2000 Reserve de la Comtesse. Another taster guessed 1990 Pauillac. This was WOTN for many of us.

I was surprised to see that this was our Forman. It had been double decanted two and a half hours before the flight was served and changed dramatically in that time. Loads of leather and plummy dark fruit on opening to a complex and beautiful Bordeaux ringer. A terrific example of this wine, with plenty of life left.

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2010 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

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3/22/2015 - ajfret01 wrote: flawed

Corked

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1993 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

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3/22/2015 - fine137 wrote: 86 points

This bottle was lifeless

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2012 Forman Chardonnay

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3/20/2015 - aidyl Likes this wine: 89 points

Pop and pour. Bouquet suggested lemon or lime zest with a hint of white flowers. Slightly subdued opening of apple and peach flavors, with a noticeable minerality on the mid-palate that suggests paving stone or slate. The zero malolactic fermentation that Forman is known for with his Chardonnays is apparent, with bright acidity keeping it crisp and fresh without buttery characteristics. Paired brilliantly with a soft and creamy Loire Valley Goat Cheese (Tomme de Ma Grand-Mere). Not as juicy or fruity as the Pahlmeyer 2012 Napa Valley Chardonnay, but also half the price. May still be borderline on QPR for some Chard drinkers since it's not quite a "stunner" and is still typically between $40 and $50, but if you prefer Chardonnay that has a taste profile that presents more citrus and bright acidity rather than being unctuous and buttery, this would be a solid choice.

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2010 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

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3/13/2015 - rickv2wine Likes this wine: 97 points

Had this wine when it was first bottled at the winery and thought it was outstanding so I bought two cases. Later I learnt RP gave it 98, which surprised me as we have different tastes.

At this point this wine is drinking beautifully as a pop and pour (craving) although it improves with aeration. I get both youthful favors (red fruit, pomegranate seeds, tight tannins in the finish) and mature favors (forest floor, cigar leaf) amid the base of dark fruits, some wet stone, oak and crushed limestone.

I feel like this wine won't really drink well all the way until 2030, but boy it sure drinks well now.

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2004 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

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2/27/2015 - nortonnose wrote: 91 points

Dry, dusty, understated in a very charming way. Restrained, elegant Napa cab. Ric Forman is a genuine artist! 91-92 pts

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2012 Forman Chardonnay

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2/23/2015 - Issaquah Mark wrote: 87 points

One of the worst values in Napa Chard I have experienced in a long while... tasted like a $15 bottle of decent, quaffable Monday night fare. Not a terrible wine by any means, but a terrible value.

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1989 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

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2/21/2015 - MarshPDX Likes this wine: 90 points

Very nice old California Cab.

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1997 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

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8/2/2014 - Anonymous wrote: 93 points

Beautiful bouquet with ripe and a bit sweet fruits as well as beautiful spiciness. On the palate soft cassis, chocolate, a lot of sweetness, but nicely balanced by good acidity. A concentrated beauty. No doubt completely ready now, but no real hurry either. It will most likely stay on this level for some years.

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2002 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

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2/20/2015 - fine137 wrote: 95 points

In a perfect place right now.

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2008 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

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2/13/2015 - bovinum wrote: 94 points

Dark purple with some ruby on the edges. The nose has leather, spice box, plum, tobacco leaves and a hint of chocolate lava cake. This is a big and bold wine with distinctive flavors. Black current, black cherry, plum, a hint of saw dust, and perfectly ripened blackberry fruit that tied it all together. The same flavors carried through to the finish with a bit of graphite added on as well.

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