Bottle Notes

2016 Force Majeure Parvata – Bottle Notes

Force Majeure was founded in 2004 by Paul McBride and made its name pairing some of Washington’s highly acclaimed winemakers with fruit from one of Washington’s highly acclaimed vineyards, Ciel du Cheval. In recent years the winery transitioned from Collaboration wines to Estate wines. Todd Alexander, formerly of Bryant Family Vineyards, is the winemaker for the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Tempranillo. Force Majeure has a new winery in Milton Freewater, Oregon.

Parvata is sourced from the estate vineyard on Red Mountain.

Purple in color. 14.9% ABV. 69% Mourvedre, 21% Syrah and 10% Grenache. Showstopping nose of red and blue fruits, garrigue and white pepper. Full bodied with mouth watering acidity. Exceptionally smooth and polished. Boysenberry, kirsch liqueur, smoke and chocolate on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Such a decadent wine. Best over the next 4-6 years.

My rating: 95 points.

Force Majeure is one of the most exciting wineries in Washington. The winery is still accepting names for the mailing list. If the Cayuse Release Party goes down in April of next year I do hope to visit the new winery in person.

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