Wednesday
01
NOV

Forman Vineyard with Ric Forman

16:30
19:30

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Please join us Wednesday, November 1st, any time between 4:30-7:30pm, when we welcome Ric Forman to our wine bar. Ric is the owner and winemaker of Forman Vineyard and will present a flight of his elegantly composed Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

A U.C. Davis alum, Ric Forman’s first foray into the wine industry was working harvest at Stony Hill Winery where he no doubt observed the old world traditions behind their legendary Chardonnay bottlings. However, Ric’s real claim to fame was during his tenure at Sterling Vineyards where his tremendous winemaking skills helped put Sterling on the wine map. Following Sterling, Ric went on to work at Newton Vineyard and then entered into a progression of consulting jobs for Villa Mt. Eden, Inglenook, Charles Shaw and Kendall Jackson. It wasn’t until 1983 that Ric realized his long-time dream to become a sole proprietor when he founded Forman Vineyard. He had searched all over Napa Valley and finally found the ground to plant his red Bordeaux varietal vineyard at the base of Howell Mountain, overlooking the town of St. Helena. Ric’s approach to farming and winemaking is rooted in the old world traditions of France in which capturing the unique terroir of a site is all important. Ever since his initial releases, Ric has been quietly crafting excellent, age-worthy Bordeaux-inspired Cabernet Sauvignon blends as well as Burgundian-style Chardonnay and has cemented his role as one of Napa Valley’s greatest vintners.

The flight will feature the current release Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon along with previous vintages of each to show how wonderfully well Forman wines really do age! Plus, an extra special sixth wine, the 2016 Pinot Noir from Ric and his wife, Cheryl’s 'Rossi-Wallace' label will be included in the flight as well!

****AS A SPECIAL FEATURE ALL WINES SERVED ON PRODUCER FLIGHT NIGHT WILL BE ON SALE FOR THAT NIGHT ONLY AT A 15% DISCOUNT TO THOSE WHO PURCHASE A FLIGHT!!!

The featured wines will be served as two ounce glasses. These wines will be available for retail sale while supplies last.

The cost of the two ounce flight will be $40.00 and will include the following six wines:

2016 Forman Chardonnay, Napa Valley, CA
Flight Retail Price - $33.75 – 5 oz glass $14.25

2014 Forman Chardonnay, Napa Valley, CA
Library Release – Not available for retail sale – 5 oz glass $14.25

2016 Rossi-Wallace Pinot Noir, Napa Valley, CA
Retail $32.00 – 5 oz glass $13.75

2014 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA
Flight Retail Price – $85.00 - 5 oz glass $28.25

2013 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA
Library Release – Not available for retail sale – 5 oz glass $28.25

2012 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA
Library Release – Not available for retail sale – 5 oz glass $28.25