2013 Force Majeure Collaboration Vii SyrahBlend from United States
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Syrah, Rousanne and Viognier inspired by the great wines of the northern Rhone valley. Force Majeure is rooted in the spirit of Collaboration, beginning in 2004 with a partn...
- 96 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
96 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Made by Chris Peterson (of Avennia) and the only vintage of this cuvee that will be mad, as the estate has moved all to estate bottlings, the 2013 Collaboration Series VII (96% Syrah, 2% Viognier and 2% Roussanne) offers a serious dose of chalky minerality to go with lots of pepper, blackberry, wild herbs, and licorice aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated and rich, yet also elegant and light on its feet, this world-class Syrah has enough tannin to benefit from short-term cellaring and will have 12-15 years of overall longevity.
Syrah, Rousanne and Viognier inspired by the great wines of the northern Rhone valley. 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.
96 - Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Syrah / Shiraz, Roussanne, Viognier|
|Taste||currant, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, herbal tea , wild flower , almond , apple , pear , crisp acid, honey, orange, mango, kiwi and tangerine|
|Nose||spice box, cedar, dark fruit, herb , tea , wild flower , apple, orange blossom, acacia, violet, anise and mint|