Force Majeure Vineyards Collaboration I Ciel du Cheval Vineyard 2012
|Region||United States, Washington|
|Brand||Force Majeure Vineyards|
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.
Firm and focused, tightly wrapping the red cherry, clove and smoky flavors in fine tannins, persisting on a lithe finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Best after 2017. 200 cases made.