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.”
Inaugural vintage from our Howell Mountain Estate… 94 points, Vinous, Antonio Galloni “a deep, rich, exciting wine endowed with tremendous depth and intensity. Raspberry jam, wild flowers, incense, chocolate, leather and red fruit all run through this Cabernet…”
90 points, Wine Enthusiast “… an impressive red at the price a 50-50 split between vineyards in Sonoma and Mendocino counties that includes 20 % Malbec. Approachable well-integrated tannins support black-cherry fruit and oak, with a powerful finish of dried herb and tobacco.”
Lexi Forman helped take sugar samples prior to harvest. Her knowledge of farming and winemaking continues to grow under the tutelage of her father Toby Forman, and grandfather Bill Pauli. Her attention to detail and natural curiosity will lead the next generation.
We would be delighted to share our family's wines with you. Please join our mailing list, and enjoy the following:
- Invitations to purchase our limited offerings of our TOBIAS Napa Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.
- An opportunity to join us at our estate for a private winery tasting with an appointment.
- First access to special releases of library vintages, and our single vineyard, and 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 2017, 2018, and 2019 TOBIAS Cabernet Sauvignon's. We were humbled with TOBIAS 95 Points and a wonderful review.
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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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Read the FORBES Magazine feature of the Forman Family in an article about generational differences in the wine industry, comparing philosophical and wine style differences between Toby's TOBIAS wines and his father Ric's Forman wines.
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T O B I A S Vineyards
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