Forman Napa Valley Chardonnay 1999

Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California

Price: $36.49 $32.84
Save $3.65 (10%)
Item No. 23012
  • ST91
  • WS89
  • RP89
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Winemaker's Notes

The elegance confirms a great vintage with all of the necessary components present. A beautifully ripe pear/coconut aroma is layered neatly in and around a perfect toasty clean barrel sur lees aroma. Chardonnay expression is very forward but not obvious, hot, sweet or obtrusive. This is a rich wine, yet the acidity level still balances the breadth and leaves that desirable mineral quality. This one could be a classic and will be fun to follow over the next 10 years.

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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.

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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