Forman

Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.1103 ratings
9.144 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Matt Perlman

This wine was a big hit last evening with Asher after he got a pinky-taste. This morning he asked for “wine please.” (Uh-oh) While I’m inclined to reward such politeness it seemed a bit early in the day. The wine itself? A bigger and more forward style of Chardonnay than I normally gravitate to but can’t fault the quality and balance. The grapefruit, lemon curd, pineapple creme brûlée and moderate toast should meld beautifully with some more time.

This wine was a big hit last evening with Asher after he got a pinky-taste. This morning he asked for “wine please.” (Uh-oh) While I’m inclined to reward such politeness it seemed a bit early in the day. The wine itself? A bigger and more forward style of Chardonnay than I normally gravitate to but can’t fault the quality and balance. The grapefruit, lemon curd, pineapple creme brûlée and moderate toast should meld beautifully with some more time.

Jan 6th, 2019
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.1

Halloween fondue frenzy. Always lovely.

Halloween fondue frenzy. Always lovely.

Nov 2nd, 2018
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Matchstick reduction. Butter, wonderful tension between snappy acidity and full,viscous feel. Baked apples.

Matchstick reduction. Butter, wonderful tension between snappy acidity and full,viscous feel. Baked apples.

Mar 24th, 2018
Brian Szluk

Youthful apple, lemon curd, pear, quince, popcorn and hazelnut.

Youthful apple, lemon curd, pear, quince, popcorn and hazelnut.

Sep 21st, 2017
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.4

Delicious. This is great CA Chardonnay. Mineral, snappy, custard , apple fruit.

Delicious. This is great CA Chardonnay. Mineral, snappy, custard , apple fruit.

1 person found it helpfulNov 4th, 2016
Mike Smith

Owner/Winemaker Myriad Cellars

9.1

Really nice out of magnum. Great acid.

Really nice out of magnum. Great acid.

1 person found it helpfulDec 9th, 2013
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.6

Staged a Chardonnay tasting for daughter with price and region being topics. Class act of the group. Blew '98 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne out of the water (at 1/3 the price). Light on its feet but packed with flavor. Very Burgundian. Kudos to Ric.

Staged a Chardonnay tasting for daughter with price and region being topics. Class act of the group. Blew '98 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne out of the water (at 1/3 the price). Light on its feet but packed with flavor. Very Burgundian. Kudos to Ric.

1 person found it helpfulAug 26th, 2013
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.2

Very deep gold color. Nuts, honey and straw. Great acid. Probably on the downslope, but still very enjoyable and was perfect with our cheese plate lunch.

Very deep gold color. Nuts, honey and straw. Great acid. Probably on the downslope, but still very enjoyable and was perfect with our cheese plate lunch.

Apr 2nd, 2017
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9.5

Ric Forman's 2014 Chardonnay is a real stunner. A bit riper than it usually is, the 2014 possesses superb richness and intensity, but tapered with the vibrant, blocked-malo style that Forman pioneered in Napa Valley... (Antonio Galloni, Vinous)

Ric Forman's 2014 Chardonnay is a real stunner. A bit riper than it usually is, the 2014 possesses superb richness and intensity, but tapered with the vibrant, blocked-malo style that Forman pioneered in Napa Valley... (Antonio Galloni, Vinous)

Mar 14th, 2017
Stefan Dolhain

Less restrained than the 2014 vintage.Shows really well already. Classic, complex and long Napa Chardonnay. Very good indeed. 2015 vintage.

Less restrained than the 2014 vintage.Shows really well already. Classic, complex and long Napa Chardonnay. Very good indeed. 2015 vintage.

Nov 20th, 2016