2012 Forman Estate Chardonnay: a 94-point Chardonnay that… jumps from the glass!

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Galloni 94-point Chardonnay that… jumps from the glass!

The 94-point 2012 Forman Chardonnay is the 29th vintage of this hard-to-find white. Made in Formansmall quantities from the Star Vineyard in the Rutherford Bench appellation, veteran winemaker Ric Formanproduces an austere, mineral-driven Chablis style that fans of great white Burgundy find irresistible. Ric achieves his signature style by employing minimal new oak and eschewing malolactic fermentation. A central figure in the development of classic Napa wines, Forman was the first winemaker at Sterling vineyards before founding Newton Vineyard. He then helped establish Duckhorn and Abreu Vineyards, before quietly starting his own hillside project just east of St. Helena in 1983.

Be forewarned: our limited allocation will likely sell out within hours of this offering, so you truly must act soon to obtain your bottles!

94 points – Ric Forman’s 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 Meursault inflected, with tons of white stone fruits, pears, crushed rocks and pure energy. Readers who enjoy bright, chiseled Chardonnays will adore the 2012. The 2012 spent seven months on its lees, and the malo was blocked, in classic Forman style.” —Antonio Galloni, VINOUS

2012 Forman Estate Chardonnay – Sale Price $44.99 – Buy Here

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