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Todd Alexander, Winemaker, Force Majeure



Force Majeure, 2013, Force Majeure Vineyard, Syrah, Red Mountain 

Deep inky purple color. Aromas of blackberry and black pepper, leather and fresh violets. Big bold texture with lots of minerality. Flavors of blackberry pie, plum, cocoa, and cardamom. Luscious texture balance beautifully by bright acidity

SRP $70






Force Majeure, 2013, Force Majeure Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain 

Nose of cassis, fresh flowers and black fruit with good minerality. Dusty tannins that should settle with age, but still a sexy velvety texture. Delicious, well integrated flavors of dark red to black berries, cola, cocoa, leather. Long finish.

SRP $95