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We grew up learning grape growing and wine making from our legendary fathers, Ric Forman and Bill Pauli. We’re grateful for our wonderful families, beautiful vineyards and state of the art wineries. Our passion is to make the next generation of great wines. From generations past to our children, from vineyard to bottle, vintage to vintage, we offer to you the fruits of our labor, the output of all our families taught us.
~ Toby and Dawn Forman

Winemaking

I grew up learning to grow grapes and make wine from my father. He is one of the best, and I’m happy to take all he taught me and incorporate my own style of winemaking. Each vintage is different in the vineyard, and I work there to bring out the best the year offers. In the cellar I work to deliver consistency and balance. It all works in harmony, with attention to detail, and an endless drive to improve.
~ Toby Forman

WINES

2017 Lexi's Estate, Mendocino

Sauvignon Blanc

Our family vineyards in Potter Valley, with warm days and cool evenings, deliver Sauvignon Blanc with ripe fruit and crisp acidity. In the vineyards and cellar, our daughter, Lexi, worked hand-in-hand with her father to make this crisp, refreshing, and well balanced wine, perfect for warm days, light foods, and great friends.
2016 Blue Oaks Vineyard, Mendocino

Chardonnay

This wine is all about balance, starting in the vineyards, and continuing in the cellar, creating a balance between oak and fruit, crisp acidity and softness. Complex flavors of green apple, minerality and butterscotch pudding make it a versatile favorite.
2015 FORMATION

RED BLEND

FORMATION changes each year, made from the best lots that vintage gave us. The 2015 is 43% Zinfandel, 24% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec from from Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. Big, bold, yet balanced, it is a big food wine you'll enjoy sipping with family, friends or with just a good book.
2014 Alexander Valley

FORMATION

FORMATION changes each year, made from the best lots that vintage gave us. The 2014 is 85% Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Sangiovese from Sonoma's Rockpile appellation. Fruit-forward, bold, yet balanced, it is a classic California Cab with a touch of Sangiovese savoriness that will leave you wanting more.
(Limited quantities still available)
2013 Howell Mountain and Rockpile

Cabernet Sauvignon

This limited production Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the best appellations of this vintage; 41% Howell Mountain in Napa Valley, 39% Rockpile AVA in Sonoma, and 20% from vineyards in Mendocino County our family has farmed for three generations. Two years on 50% new French Oak. 700 Cases made. Limited quantities still available.

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