2016 Tobias Formation Red Blend
Combining the rich winemaking heritage of two families, Tobias Vineyards is a partnership between Toby and Dawn Pauli Forman. Both grew up around vineyards – Dawn in the Potter Valley in eastern Mendocino County where her family has been farming, growing grapes and winemaking for 5 generations. Her family owns and operates Yokayo Wine Company (Dawn is a partner in the family business); their ownership includes vineyards in Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma counties. Dawn’s father Bill Pauli has enjoyed a long career in the world of wine including serving as the former President and CEO of Souverain Winery and as former President of the California Farm Bureau Federation.
Tobias grew up in the Napa Valley where his father Ric Forman has been making wines since 1966 – having crafted the early wines at Sterling Vineyards and later at Newton Vineyards. In 1983 Ric launched Forman Vineyards; today both he and Tobias handle the winemaking and vineyard management at Forman Vineyards. And conveniently this is where some of the wines for Tobias Vineyards are produced.
The 2016 Tobias Vineyards Formation was sourced from vineyards in both Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Moody yet intriguing on the bouquet, shows darker fruit aromatics including spicy plum, old cedar box, bittersweet chocolate and a floral nuance (violets). Juicy on the palate offers both red and darker berry fruits – anchored by dusty, gravelly and long lasting noticeable tannins. Great acidity throughout, along with the tannins, lingers with flavors of red currant.
USA, California, Sonoma County & Mendocino County
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, and Petit Verdot
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