Critical Acclaim: 96 pts Antonio Galloni. "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is absolutely impeccable. Juicy dark cherry, plum, mocha, spice, leather and cinnamon...Silky and supple, with no hard edges, Ric Forman's 2018 is a thing of beauty. The 2018 is a bit more open in the early going than Forman fans are likely to expect."
Winemaker Tasting Notes: Right from the get-go excitement is created. The purity of color in a wafting rich complex of aromas entice and compel one to take the first taste. Such a plush nose is very inviting. Up front the Forman identity of spice, cedar and violet perfume is so evident. All of the four varieties seem to be screaming for recognition and indeed they get it in this one. Mouth filling flavors create a very pleasing, exiting, and powerful impression. This is pretty dense stuff but with delicious complexity as well. The balance of fruit, wood and bouquet is incredible. This is like a young athlete ready to perform, it’s very alive and will win many races as it develops. A keeper they say.
Varietal: Varietal: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petite Verdot and 3% Merlot.