2005 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 94
  • IWC 91

Reviews for 2005 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot aged 24 months in three-fourths new French oak, it tips the scales at 14.8%, which by Ric Forman’s... The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot aged 24 months in three-fourths new French oak, it tips the scales at 14.8%, which by Ric Forman’s standards seems somewhat higher than usual. This delicious, savory, elegant wine is restrained and understated, but authoritative, which is what he does so well. It is the result of forty-plus years of winemaking experience, probably matched today only by Sonoma’s Dick Arrowood. It has a youthful, dense ruby/purple color, beautiful texture and purity, with nothing out of place. It is a seamless, medium to full-bodied Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that represents the best synthesis of ripe Napa fruit, with a French touch of finesse and elegance. This wine has at least another 10-15 years of aging potential, as it is very long, and the wine is impressive, lovingly textured and rich. Drink it over the next 15-20 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2008
Good moderately saturated red-ruby. Very pretty aromas of raspberry currant and violet along with some smoky oak. Juicy fruity and minerally in a more vertical less fleshy style than the young 2006 but showing lovely... Good moderately saturated red-ruby. Very pretty aromas of raspberry currant and violet along with some smoky oak. Juicy fruity and minerally in a more vertical less fleshy style than the young 2006 but showing lovely precision of fruit for a wine that's still youthfully tight. Today the tannins are a bit obtrusive and the wine's sweetness and volume are still hidden but its firm spine suggests that this will reward five to seven years of cellaring. In fact noted Forman the berries were larger in 2005 and couldn't stay on the vine as long as they were getting shriveled. "They gave an atypically Beaujolais-like fruitiness and we got less tannic extraction" he said. Long-time fans of this classy wine will be interested to know that Forman recently did a major vertical tasting of his cabernet and reported that the standouts were the '83 the '96 and a particularly Bordeaux-like '87.