Cosimo Commisso spills the details on one of his preferred wines this spring from Forman Vineyard
Forman Vineyard is different than most, seeing as it has a very limited selection of wines, usually only releasing one or two at a time. It may seem like a tease to any wine lover, but rest assured that by only working on a few at a time, the wines crafted at Forman Vineyard are unique and stellar.
The Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 stole my heart with its relaxed yet voluptuous air and its scrumptious notes of sweet mocha and spice. It’s a soft, silky wine, perfect for casual drinking at the dinner table or by the fire with friends. It’s no wonder Antonio Galloni awarded it 94 points and applauded it, advising it’s “a great choice for drinking while some of the more structured vintages rest comfortably in the cellar.”
Cosimo Commisso chats up Palmaz Vineyards’ 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, an unyielding yet graceful wine
Yielded in the warm weather of Napa Valley in 2009, this Cabernet Sauvignon has an almost euphoric flavour comprised of early spring cherry, lingonberry and herbs de provence. An idyllic choice for a warm summer night, it pairs perfectly with anything hearty and off the grill — most especially a thick steak. Sip it slowly while savouring the outdoors, letting the satisfyingly rich flavour infuse your dining experience with a dynamic mix of depth and youthful playfulness.
Now that this Cabernet Sauvignon has us all in the mood for a sizzling summer night, I wanted to gush about the beautiful Napa-based winery itself. Owned and operated by its namesake family for decades, Palmaz Vineyards is committed to returning to the art of winemaking, which they accomplish inside their breathtaking 18-storey cave. It’s one of those things you have to see — and taste — to believe, so be sure to add Palmaz Vineyards to your list of wineries to visit in the Napa Valley region.