2018 Force Majeure Estate Parabellum Coulee

Year: 2018
Appellation: Red Mountain, Columbia Valley
Country: USA-Washington
Jeb Dunnuck: 95
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.9%
Price :
$44.95

"The 2018 Parabellum Coulee checks in as 90% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre. Gorgeous blackberry, smoked game, graphite, leather, and peppery notes all emerge from the glass, and this beauty hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a layered, concentrated, yet still elegant mouthfeel, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It's another smoking good entry level wine from this team that stands up to just about everything else out there.

Previously known as Grand Reve, Force Majeure has skyrocketed to the top of the pyramid in Washington State, in no small part due to their talented winemaker, Todd Alexander, who moved from Bryant Family in Napa to Washington State to focus on this estate. While the focus is on their Red Mountain Vineyard, they make a bevy of world-class wines from throughout the Columbia Valley. Anyone doubting the quality coming from Washington State these days owes it to themselves to try these wines." (JD)