A small quantity of Chardonnay is also produced at Forman Vineyard. A passion for a more austere Chablis style wine from this noble grape has been Ric Forman's goal for more than 36 years. The Chardonnay is whole cluster pressed and exclusively fermented in Burgundy barrels. The wine emphasizes and develops a minerality which, with age, develops into a very racy and elegant food worthy wine. This excellent straw colored Napa Valley Chardonnay from Forman is impressive. It opens with a faint papaya bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, balanced and smooth.