We loved this wine for its toasty purple plums, cherry jam, and truffle aromas. The Wine Advocate notes “dark fruits, olive, pepper and earth, it has full-bodied richness, loads of fruit and rock star purity,” and Wine Enthusiast flipped for its “Aromas of herb, granite, pomegranate and brooding dark fruit and full-flavored palate, bursting with red fruit and savory accents.” See for yourself why Force Majeure has quickly established itself as a standard-bearer in Washington Syrah!
A “Force Majeure” is a legal term meaning an unanticipated, unstoppable force, which is a fitting handle for this Red Mountain winery founded in 2004, which has swiftly rocketed to critical acclaim recently. It’s no wonder. You get the legendary Dick Bouschey to manage your hillside vineyards, you hire Helen Keplinger to consult, and hire former Bryant Family winemaker Todd Alexander to make the wines, and, bada bing, you’ve got a force to be reckoned with. Force Majeure is becoming a pacesetter in Washington’s Red Mountain AVA, these rhône-style wines are about as good as it gets – Cayuse fans, you got yer ears on?