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1986 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)
Producer: Forman Vineyards formanvineyard.com
Appellation: Napa Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc - Petit Verdot - Merlot
Maturity: Mature
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$69.00
Related Ratings:
rated (1991 vintage, 750ml bottle) : September 9, 2006 , from a member
"11/97. Bought in New York Apr-95 for $37. My first taste of this Napa wine. I am not proud of the fact that my experience with american wines is so limited. Decided to delve into my modest stash of California bottles and picked up this bottle to take to an excellent though not fancy Jerusalem grill-rich restaurant. COLOR: Very dark purple red. Almost black and opaque. Almost no clearing towards the rim. Plenty of sediment at the bottom. NOSE: Immense! Gobs of rounded black forest-fruit jump from the glass. Deep and complex nose with noticeable (but not overwhelming) wood elements. We opened the bottle 30 minutes ahead and the more it breathed the more forward and enticing the nose became. Beautiful! TASTE: Hefty wine on the palate. Extremely rich and concentrated. Black and red fruit with vanilla and licorice tones. Mouthfilling, and very tasty in spite of some still-a-bit-harsh tannins. Concentrated and tasty as the wine is, I did find it a bit one-dimensional. LENGTH: The finish feels hot in the mouth. Medium long and savory aftertaste. TEXTURE & BALANCE: Huge wine. Chewy and viscous to the point of being food rather than drink. Prominently visible 'legs' too. As 'american' as any Cal Cab I've tasted, though much better than most. Plenty of fruit and almost too much winyness. Could use a bit more acidity but otherwise finely balanced. Tannins still abound. This wine has a lot of presence yet a lot in reserve. Impressive! OVERALL: Superb! A great example of what Cal Cab can be. Given some more years I have no doubt it will become extraordinary wine. MARK: 18/20.BUY MORE? Yes. "
tasted (1995 vintage, 750ml bottle) : March 22, 2004 , Catherine Granger ManageYourCellar.com
4 stars "Color: dark; Nose: complex; Aromas: herbal, spicy, black berry; Acidity: supple; Sweetness: medium dry; Body: full-bodied; Finish: persistent; Overall: rich; still tannic"
rated (2002 vintage, 750ml bottle) : February 16, 2005 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
94 points "The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon is a big, rich, classic California Cabernet displaying Napa Valley’s power and intensity allied to finesse and restraint. A blend of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with 12% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot, and a dollop of Merlot, its deep purple color is accompanied by sweet aromas of violets, creme de cassis, camphor, and hints of melted licorice as well as espresso roast. With supple tannin, an opulent, layered mouthfeel, great fruit, full body, and tremendous balance and purity, it can be drunk young, but promises to keep for 15-18 years." Best 2005-2023