Red

2009 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • RUDEDOG Likes this wine: (95 points)

    November 14, 2016 - This is a huge wine that will benefit from at least another 5 years in the cellar or longer if your cellar is quite cool. I gave this wine an initial 6 hour decant which was nowhere near sufficient. On day 1 it had some nice aromatics but was otherwise shut down for business. We returned to the wine tonight after 24+ hours in an open decanter in a 55F cellar and the wine has now begun to awake. Even more aromatically open showing spicy black fruits such as cassis and blackberries. There are notes that are reminiscent of Bordeaux yet characteristically Napa. There is noticeable structure but the tannins are ripe and fine grained. This is a tightly wound wine that should uncoil and improve with extended aging. A very powerful and promising wine though not completely civilized at the moment.

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  • thalver wrote:

    September 8, 2016 - Decanted and poured about an hour later; consumed over the following two hours. Good balance, nice structure, not particularly expressive on the nose or palate. I got the sense this is holding something back. Hold for a while longer.

  • Rick 4 Wine Likes this wine: (93 points)

    August 6, 2016 - Decanted over two hours. In the first hour it was a strange combo of forest floor on the nose with tight tannins in the body and finish. With another hour the tell-tale juicy Forman fruit came out. This is dark luscious fruit with tons of sun, but tempered by beautiful crushed granite and some charcoal. Will improve with age.

  • Corrie wrote:

    April 16, 2016 - Old style wine; 14.8% ALC. Very good.

  • Tallhoyalawya Likes this wine: (93 points)

    January 31, 2016 - Fruity with no tannins.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Forman: Four Decades of Cabernet Sauvignon 1985-2012 (Jul 2015), 7/1/2015 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: An Epic Vintage (Dec 2012) (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2012, IWC Issue #162 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011) (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2010, Issue #29, In Search of California’s New and Old Schools of Terroir

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Forman
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,528 (83%)
  • Consumed 302 (16%)

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