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FORMAN 12 CH
Item: #262605
Bottle Size: 750ML
WA: 92
$41.98
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FORMAN 2012 CHARDONNAY NAPA VALLEY 750mL

ANTONIO GALLONI 94 POINTS- Back in 1978, Ric Forman made the decision to produce Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay in amounts small enough so he could personally be as meticulous as he felt necessary, without anybody getting in his way. Pretty much since his first vintage, his wines have been hard to get, with the majority of his wines being sold directly off his mailing list. We have typically received a small allocation, and this typically sells out within a few months, but before it does, we felt the need to let you know about this gem, even if it will be gone in a short amount of time! A passion for a more austere Chablis style from this noble grape has been Ric's goal for more then 36 years. This Chardonnay is whole cluster pressed and exclusively fermented in Burgundy barrels. Left sur lie for 7 months (aged on the dead yeast cells is common in Burgundy), the wine is racked once during its 9 months of barrel aging, with the secondary fermentation intentionally inhibited. "Ric Formans 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 Mersault inflected, with tons of white stone fruits, pears, crushed rocks and pure energy. Readers sho enjoy bright, chiseled Chardonnays will adore the 2012. The 2012 spent 7 months on its lees, and the malo was blocked, in classic Forman style."
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