Forman Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
"One of Forman's finest efforts to date, the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon is a seamless classic boasting a dense purple color as well as a big, sweet, fragrant, almost floral nose (there must be a good bit of Cabernet Franc in the blend), medium to full body, and abundant quantities of black currants, licorice, tobacco leaf, and earth. The wood is well-concealed in this layered, multi-dimensional, surprisingly ripe, forward Cabernet. It should drink well for 15-20 years."
Founded in 1983 and located at the base of Howell Mountain, overlooking the town of St. Helena, Forman Vineyard produces 2000 cases each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. All grapes are grown on the three estate vineyards, two on the mountain above and one on the valley floor in the Rutherford Bench appellation. View all Forman WinesIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.