Full Review

Forchini

Forchini
2013 Proprietor’s Reserve Estate Grown & Bottled, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: .01%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$36

Forchini
2013 Proprietor’s Reserve Estate Grown & Bottled, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: .01%
Nearly opaque ruby black color. Roasted aromas and flavors of char-roasted nuts, olive tapenade, baked berries, and clay with a supple, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, elegant, medium-long finish displaying shades of sour cherry, hint of bubblegum spice, nuts, and earth with chewy, earthy, fruit tannins and moderate oak flavor. An attractive savory and Old World Styled cabernet.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Savory
Aroma Aroma: char-roasted nuts, olive tapenade, baked berries, and clay
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of sour cherry, hint of bubblegum spice, nuts, and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Entrecote Bordelaise, Short Ribs With Mushrooms, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An attractive savory and Old World Styled cabernet.

The Producer

Forchini Vineyards & Winery

The Producer
5141 Dry Creek Rd
Healdsburg, CA 95448
USA
1 707-431-8886

Their Portfolio

93 Forchini 2014 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 15.2% (USA) $30.00.
89 Forchini 2013 Proprietor’s Reserve, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 14% (USA) $36.00.
89 Forchini 2013 Proprietor’s Reserve Estate Grown & Bottled, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley 14.3% (USA) $36.00.
92 Forchini 2013 BeauSierra Bordeaux Blend Estate Grown & Bottled, Dry Creek Valley 14.1% (USA) $30.00.
88 Forchini 2014 BeauSierra Bordeaux Blend Estate Grown, Dry Creek Valley 14% (USA) $28.00.
93 Forchini 2014 Proprietor’s Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley 14% (USA) $36.00.
90 Forchini 2016 Estate Grown, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 13.5% (USA) $24.00.
93 Forchini 2015 Estate Grown & Bottled Proprietor Reserve Old Vine , Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 15% (USA) $28.00.
89 Forchini 2014 Proprietor’s Reserve Estate Grown, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 14% (USA) $36.00.
91 Forchini 2017 Estate Grown, Chardonnay, Sonoma County-Russian River Valley 13.8% (USA) $24.00.
91 Forchini 2016 Old Vine Proprietor’s Reserve, Zinfandel, Sonoma County-Dry Creek Valley 15.3% (USA) $30.00.
93 Forchini 2015 Proprietor’s Reserve Estate Grown, Pinot Noir, Sonoma County-Russian River Valley 14% (USA) $32.00.
93 Forchini 2016 Proprietor’s Reserve Estate Grown, Pinot Noir, Sonoma County-Russian River Valley 14.2% (USA) $32.00.
96 Forchini 2015 Proprietor’s Reserve Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley 14.3% (USA) $34.00.

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.