Full Review

Forchini

Forchini
2015 Proprietor’s Reserve Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: .03%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$34
Cellar Selection

Forchini
2015 Proprietor’s Reserve Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: .03%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas of suede, sweet gum tree, spiced grapefruit, amaretto, kirsch, and peppercorns with a round, vibrant, medium-to-full body and a peppery, huge, very long toffee, cafe latte, hints of fine cognac, and toasted brioche finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. An outstanding wine that oozes sophistication and balance; any wine lover will be lucky to try this.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: suede, sweet gum tree, spiced grapefruit, amaretto, kirsch, and peppercorns
Taste Flavor: toffee, cafe latte, hints of fine cognac, and toasted brioche
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An outstanding wine that oozes sophistication and balance; any wine lover will be lucky to try this.

The Producer

Forchini Vineyards & Winery

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

Their Portfolio

93 Forchini 2012 Proprietor’s Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley 14.5% (USA) $36.00.
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.