2013 Force Majeure Collaboration Iv Merlot BlendMerlot from United States
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Winemaker: Carolyn Lakewold Merlot-driven Bordeaux-varietal blend inspired by the wines of Pomerol and St. Emillion. Force Majeure is rooted in the spirit of Collaboratio...
- 90 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
90 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"More concentrated and dense than the upfront, sexy 2012, the 2013 Collaboration Series IV also has slightly less volatile acidity and is more classic in style. Offering lots of ripe black cherry, melted licorice, cedar, chocolate and even some kirsch liqueur, it's full-bodied, ripe and textured on the palate, with sweet tannin, excellent mid-palate concentration and a good finish. Like all of the wines from winemaker Carolyn Lakewold (that I've tasted anyways), it has elevated volatile acidity and won't be for everyone, yet there's certainly some charm and character, and I enjoyed a glass."
Winemaker: Carolyn Lakewold Merlot-driven Bordeaux-varietal blend inspired by the wines of Pomerol and St. Emillion. Force Majeure is rooted in the spirit of Collaboration, beginning in 2004 with a partnership between viticulturist Ryan Johnson, owners Paul and Susan McBride and seven specially selected winemakers, each chosen for their proficiency with various grape varietals and styles. Producing small quantities of Bordeaux- and Rhone-inspired wines from Ciel du Cheval Vineyard from 2004 to 2013, the “Collaboration Series” garnered many accolades and set us on the path to develop our estate vineyard, while at the same time permitting us to release exceptional single-vineyard wines as our vines came into their own. 2013 is the final vintage for the “Collaboration Series” wines, as we evolve into a completely estate-focused winery.
90 - Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast and tar|
|Nose||violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather|