TOBIAS Vineyards, Howell Mountain, Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
Nestled near the peak of Howell Mountain, perched high above the fog line of the Napa Valley, the Forman family farms a distinctive volcanic 43-acre estate, with 20 unique blocks, to craft exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon, just as generations have before them. With the knowledge of farming, viticulture, & winemaking, handed down from over three generations and two iconic families, their commitment and passion is unparalleled.
Drawing from weekends of cellar work as children and pruning lessons of their youth by legendary fathers, Ric Forman and Bill Pauli, Tobias Forman and Dawn Pauli-Forman approach each vintage with intense diligence in the vineyard, profound wisdom yet natural talent in the cellar, exhibiting the culmination of knowledge of generations past with each step. Dawn and Toby are thrilled to offer the fruits of their labor each year in their Cabernet Sauvignon, TOBIAS.
“I grew up learning how to prune, when to till the cover crop, and when to harvest from my father. Each vintage is different in the vineyard, and he taught me how to adapt as it all starts there. The old adage, "if you want to make great wine, grow great grapes." has truth to it. He is one of the best, and I’m humbled to take all his teachings in the vineyard and cellar and adopt my own style of winemaking. I work to find consistency and balance in each wine, blending our unique blocks to create harmony.”
Born and raised in the Napa Valley, Toby learned the craft of winemaking and commitment to the vineyard that went into his father's world-renowned Cabernet Sauvignon for Forman Vineyards. In February 2019 Toby released his own Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine Antonio Galloni of Vinous awarded 94 points to and called a powerful and very pretty wine.
This wine is only available via allocation to our those on our "Tobias Reserve List".
A true FORMATION, the wine is blended from the best lots each and every year. Our 2013 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, and our 2014 is 80% Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Mendocino Sangiovese. The 2015 is 43% Zinfandel from our family vineyard in Mendocino, 24% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec from from our Sonoma vineyards in the Rockpile AVA.
One bottle each of our TOBIAS Formation red blend, Blue Oaks Vineyard Chardonnay, and Lexi's Estate Sauvignon Blanc. A great way to experience our collection from Napa Valley, Mendocino,and Rockpile Sonoma wines.
We are offering the three together for $75.
Our FORMATION is inspired each year by the vintage and vineyard. Crafted from our best barrels, we blend the wine to create a bold, balanced wine, reflective of the vineyard. The 2015 is 43% Zinfandel from our family vineyard in Mendocino, 24% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec from from our Sonoma vineyards in the Rockpile AVA. It is a great food wine you'll enjoy sipping with family and friends, or just quietly by yourself with a good book.
Made from our family's distinctive Blue Oaks Vineyard in Potter Valley, this wine embodies character & balance. Toby creates balance between soft oak and ripe fruit, crisp acidity and softness. Using multiple vessels for aging and 1/3 a malolactic fermentation, complex flavors of green apple, minerality and butterscotch pudding make it a versatile favorite.
In the vineyards and cellar, our daughter, Lexi, worked hand-in-hand with her father and grandfather to make this crisp, refreshing, and well balanced wine, perfect for warm days, light foods, and great friends. From our family vineyards in Potter Valley, with warm days and cool evenings, deliver Sauvignon Blanc with ripe fruit and crisp acidity.
We would be honored to share our family's wines with you. To be included on our limited offerings, small allocations, and stay in touch, please join. Upon receiving your first allocation, you will also be able to enjoy the following:
- An offering of our TOBIAS Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. With limited production, this finely crafted wine is only available to our members.
- An opportunity to join us at our estate for a private winery tasting with an appointment.
- First access to special releases of older vintages, and our single vineyard, small lot offerings.
- Exclusive invitations to our events, wine releases, and new release parties at the estate.
World-renowned wine critic Antonio Galloni of Vinous visited the Forman Estate to taste the 2016 Forman and TOBIAS Cabernet Sauvignon's. We were humbled with an inaugural TOBIAS 94 Points and a wonderful review.
Join our Reserve List to receive an Offering.
Reflective of the vintage, the best barrels we can offer, our FORMATION is exceptional. This year's blend of Cab, Malbec and Merlot from Rockpile & Zinfandel from Mendocino, is "easy to enjoy."
EXPLORE VINTAGES OF FORMATION.
We're slowly expanding into new markets and placing our wines on new wine lists of restaurants throughout the United States.
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FORBES Magazine recently featured the Forman Family in an article about generational differences in the wine industry, comparing philosophical and wins style differences between Toby's TOBIAS wines and his father Ric's Forman wines
READ IT HERE
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750 Bell Canyon Road, Angwin, CA 94508
T O B I A S Vineyards
Angwin, Napa, CA
All Rights Reserved, 2018