A ripe, self-assured Cabernet with notes of vanilla, mint, and a juicy, savory, super-ripe compote of black plums and huckleberries. This is a real treat just to smell, let alone sip.
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?