od boar points - The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon (about 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, with a pretty hefty percentage of Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot) is deep ruby/purple, beautifully Bordeaux-like, but from a ripe year with its notes of charcoal, creme de cassis, cedar, and spice box. There is even a touch of lead pencil shavings in the taste of the wine. It has terrific freshness, medium to full body, and the ability to age well for at least 20-25+ years.
CINGHIALE RATING 4.2
Another extremely well made cab that show how elegant and rewarding California Cabs can be when made with care and a bit of restraint. Fabulous
|Influenced early on by the wines and winemaking practices of the Bordeaux region of France, I have consistently sought a similar perfection for the wines of Forman Vineyard. If I had to choose two words which embody the character of Forman Vineyard wines they would be finesse and elegance.
As a sole proprietor, I have the luxury of personally nurturing the wines during every stage of production - from harvest, through blending, bottling and aging. In an age of anonymous ownership, this type of hands-on approach to winemaking is growing ever rarer. For me, it is the only way great wines can be crafted and made to share with an appreciative few.
Ric Forman, Proprietor