Really delicious, paired with short ribs. Great perfume and acidity. Last glass after the food was gone, was a little soft. As always, not in a blockbuster style, rather showing restraint and elegance while still capturing delicious ripe NAPA fruit.
A graceful, feminine, medium-bodied style, with notes of red currant, cedar, and light plum. On more of the red fruit side of the cabernet profile; almost pinot-like (which is a bit visually confusing because the wine is a deeper purple color than the taste ultimately leads on to). No doubt that this wine will evolve some over time, but to what degree it will gain multidimensional complexities by which to significantly improve the overall experience remains to be seen. This is not a "big" cabernet by any stretch.
Ric Forman does pick his grapes earlier than some of the other "heavy hitter" cabernet producers in Napa, so this house style is bound to be more restrained and subtle by comparison. I found this wine lacking a bit when next to Forman's 2010 Cabernet, which showed much more depth, with additional notes of asphalt, coffee, and fresh soil.
I went to the cellar and grabbed this bottle without a lot of thought. We PnP this wine during dinner after a 2005 Quintessa. This wine was stellar. Deep dark red tone. Wonderfully deep nose with essence of cassis, blackberries, toast and peppers. The balance of this wine was terrific with subtle tannins and just enough acidity to help with the mouthfeel and finish. And what a terrifically long finish with layers of red ripe figs, jam, black currant, toast and a hint of mint. I will definitely decant the other Forman bottles in my cellar when it's time. This wine should peak in 3-5 years.
A wonderful wine! The 2007 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon is sheer power combined with elegance and structure. The palate offers up an abundance of lovely fruit adjoined by chalk, subtle led pencil and nicely integrated oak. The palate is full bodied and perfectly balanced. Acidity, oak, tannins and fruit are all combined into a harmonious whole. There is a beautiful texture to be found, but the overall impression is that of a wine which is fully open and drinks perfectly. However, you will have to wait a few more years to see signs of aging - the 2007 Forman is still to be considered as young. Further to this, it seems as though Ric Forman has said a cordial good bye to Mr Brett. Compared to a 2001 Forman tasted a while ago, this effort is perfectly clean with very few signs of brett. The gauze bandage is gone!
Nicely in the zone. Currants, cedar and olives on the nose. Rich palate showing refined but prominent tannins, ripe fruit and impecable balance. Still a little primary, showing more fruit, needs some time to settle down and gain palate complexity. Gains a more velvety texture as it gets air and warms up. Long, luxurious finish.
Nose: Gorgeous Blackberry and Cherry Perfume accented by slightly smokey sweet oak and notes of truffle and cedar. Very nice nose that is perfumed and vivacious. Palate: More of the same here. Very elegant palate with silky smooth tanins and layers of Plum, Blackberry, Cherry and Currants. The Oak give the wine vanilla, caramel and chocolate notes and the cedar notes are very nice. Finish: Silky and quite long this gets complex on the finish. This wine should age very gracefully and grow more outstanding over time.
Forman Cabernet Sauvignon – This Bordeaux blend helped create a true, California expression of Bordeaux wine, as it’s not over the top. It’s polished, long and balanced with the right amount of ripe, but not over ripe berries, oak and acidity.
Opened in the afternoon and drank over a period of 7 hours. Found this to be a very nicely balanced wine that opened up over the course of the day. Last glass had more dark fruit, earthiness, and better mouthfeel than a bottle of 07 Cakebread that was also open. I didn't find the tannins overpowering in either wine, but the Cakebread had a more pronounced vanilla flavor than the Forman. As much as i enjoy The 07 Cakebread, i found the Forman to be a better wine to my palate.
Closed at first, then revealing some currants, spice, and a rich vanilla oak nose that is borderline too much. Big flavors, but with energy and tartness to hold them together. Finishes with lively and very fine tannins, and a recurrence of the rich flavors. Long finish. Really strong 2007 and just a bit too much today, but may settle down into a really great wine.
wanted to give young Cab a try after reading bob hudak's note on the BB.....there is a lot here and this is not overwhelming, but still too young and monolithic for my taste...I will let the rest sleep at least a few years...very nice and rich and oak not that obtrusive...just needs time