Red

2009 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2016 - 2029 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • rickv2wine 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.

  • MSBohmer wrote: (94 points)

    September 13, 2015 - Terrific. Decanted for about an hour and probably could have gone a little longer. A big, yet elegant wine. Dark in color. Terrific nose of dark fruits and spicebox. I thought the tannins were fairly well integrated and the wine had a lot of structure. The finish was long and plush. An $80 wine worth twice that amount.

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  • t0pshelf Likes this wine:

    July 10, 2015 - Nothing subtle about this wine, which screams NAPA CAB. Aromatic nose with evergreen & spice, chocolate & plenty fruit, bold tannins. Pair this one with a hefty meal or you'll probably be overwhelmed. This one will only get better.

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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 6 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,465 (85%)
  • Consumed 262 (15%)

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