...rich, primordial bouquet of crème de cassis, espresso roast, crushed rock, and graphite...a full-bodied, powerful wine that has subtle oak, plenty of sweet tannins, and a huge, layered finish that won't quit. It's the tannin management that's truly spectacular.
Opening with a fresh core of black fruit and minerality on the nose...wafts with blackberry, crème de cassis and dusty purple flowers. Full-bodied in the mouth, the wine is strict and rigid, with a lingering spice through the mid-palate. It continues to show a mineral tension with dusty black fruit, spiced plum and nuanced oak flavors on the long, thoughtful finish.
Powerfully structured, yet refined and rich, offering expressive blackberry, stony mineral and white pepper flavors that build richness toward big but polished tannins.
...aromas of cassis, black cherry, graphite, licorice pastille, tobacco leaf, mint and herbs, lifted by a violet topnote. Wonderful dense, thick, saline and sweet, showing a very ripe, chewy, slightly chocolatey character...wonderfully savory wine... Finishes very long, with huge, thick, totally ripe, palate-saturating tannins but no hard edges. Shows an almost caramelly Pomerol-like creaminess in the mouth, with its green qualities receding into the background.
A bold cab with plenty of weight and body. The nose is all about ripe cassis and mulberries with sweetly spiced perfume and the palate has a sweepingly fleshy build in the middle with easygoing, supple tannins to close.
Force Majeure Vineyard