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2015 Force Majeure Vineyards Red Mountain Syrah

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October 8, 2023 - $41



95Jeb Dunnuck

...Full-bodied, yet fresh and elegant profile. Blackberries, scrub brush, smoked meats, and obvious minerality all give way to silky, seamless red that has ultra-fine tannin and great acidity...

92Stephen Tanzer

...Alluring sexy lift to the aromas of dark raspberry, mocha, coffee, dark chocolate and game...Juicy and fine-grained, conveying lovely restrained sweetness to its varietally expressive flavors of dark fruits, chocolate and game...finishing with a fine dusting of tannins...

91Wine Spectator

Tightly built but rich and expressive at the core, with blackberry, licorice and cracked pepper flavors that build intensity toward big but refined tannins...


United States, Washington, Yakima Valley, Red Mountain

Yakima Valley AVA was the first AVA created in Washington State. The valley, a 600,000-acre area in south central Washington, was granted AVA status in 1983. In 1984 Columbia Valley was given AVA status, and Yakima Valley was enclosed within the Columbia Valley AVA. Nevertheless, Yakima Valley remains home to the largest concentration of vineyards and wineries in the state. There are more than 60 wineries and some 16,000 vineyard acres, and nearly 40% of Washington wines are made with Yakima Valley grapes. The most frequently planted grape is Chardonnay, followed by Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaking here dates to 1869, when a winemaker from Alsace planted grape vines. Vineyard planting and wine production plodded along slowly until the early 1980s when numerous modern pioneers started making well-reviewed Yakima Valley wines. Some of the state’s newest, most closely watched appellations, including Red Mountain AVA and Horse Heaven Hills AVA, are contained within Yakima Valley.


Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.