- Forman Chardonnay Napa Valley 2012 Product #27791 (In Stock)
Another in a long line of great Chardonnay's from Napa legend Ric Forman. As always, a perfect balance of ripeness and restraint in a classic barrel fermented style. The 2012 bursts with golden fruit, toasted nut, tangy butter, subtle spice and feels full and rich on the palate despite being just 13.5% alcohol. Mint, slate, and chalky mineral linger on the long, complex, finish.
"Ric Forman's 2012 Chardonnay jumps from the glass with bright lemon, mint, crushed rocks, citrus and slate. As always, the Forman style is all about cut, focus and energy. At times, the Chardonnay is Meursault inflected, with tons of white stone fruits, pears, crushed rocks and pure energy. Readers who enjoy bright, chiseled Chardonnays will adore the 2012. The 2012 spent seven months on its lees, and the malo was blocked, in classic Forman style." Antonio Galloni 94 points
"Bright lemon-yellow. Knockout Chablis-like aromas of white peach, fresh apricot, lime, flowers and wild herbs. Very rich, even glyceral, for this bottling, but bone-dry too, showing outstanding creamy depth to its oily citrus, licorice and herb favors. At 13.5% alcohol, there's nothing heavy about this beauty. The very long, slowly building finish leaves the palate glistening. A rich and excellent vintage for this consistently ageworthy no-malolactic chardonnay."International Wine Cellar 93 points