Wine Advocate 94 points - Made by James Mantone of Syncline, the 2012 Collaboration Series VI is the estate’s GMS blend. It offers classic white pepper, smoked meats, spring flowers and both black and blue fruits to go with full-bodied depth and richness on the palate. Possessing the hallmark purity of fruit of this estate, solid mid-palate concentration and an overriding sense of elegance, it’s another beautiful wine that can be enjoyed now, or cellared for a decade.
Wine Spectator 89 points - Dark, dense and earthy, with licorice and tar overtones to the black fruit flavors, finishing with a light sprinkle of peppery tannins. Mourvedre, Syrah and Grenache. Best after 2016. 265 cases made.-HS
(Jun 15 2015)
A brilliant Southern Rhone-like blend of 56% Mourvedre, 38% Syrah and 6% Grenache that was fermented all in concrete and aged in neutral French oak puncheons, the 2010 Collaboration Series VI was made by James Mantone of Syncline Wines. Spectacular, with vividly defined aromas of blackberry, pepper, flowers, underbrush and licorice, it flows onto the palate with lively acidity, polished tannin and an elegant, seamless texture that has no hard edges and an overall classy, refined feel. Already approachable and complex, it will benefit from short-term cellaring and drink nicely for 10-12 years.
|Force Majeure Vineyards was originally launched as ”Grand Reve Vintners” by entrepreneur Paul McBride and vineyard manager Ryan Johnson in 2004. Grand Reve quickly achieved critical praise and a loyal following for both its wines and vineyard efforts. Now with a new name, Force Majeure seeks to build on its initial success with continued innovation in winegrowing and winemaking.
The term ”Force Majeure” is used to describe the relentless, powerful elements of Nature that form the terroir of our vineyards. It is also the unstoppable force that occurs when the highest level of viticulture combines with an all-star ensemble of Washington State winemaking talent. Our goal is to present a portfolio of wines that compare with the finest in the world.