2016 Force Majeure Force Majeure Red Mountain Syrah
Syrah - 750ML
  • JD 97
  • WA 95
  • WS 94
  • JS 94
  • VN 92

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JD 97
jebdunnuck.com, April 2019
The 2016 Syrah Estate checks in as 100% Syrah that saw a small amount of stems. It spent 18 months in 25% new French oak. Deeply colored, it displays a thrilling bouquet of smoked black fruits, violets, smoked meats... The 2016 Syrah Estate checks in as 100% Syrah that saw a small amount of stems. It spent 18 months in 25% new French oak. Deeply colored, it displays a thrilling bouquet of smoked black fruits, violets, smoked meats, charcoal, and graphite. Deep, rich, incredibly fleshy and flamboyant, with perfect balance, it's a serious, world-class Syrah that will keep for 10-15 years.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2018
(92-95+ points) Tasted from barrel, the 2016 Estate Syrah reveals a decadent nose of ripe blackberries, lilac, licorice and some smoky new oak. On the palate, it's full-bodied, rich and layered, with a broad, expansive... (92-95+ points) Tasted from barrel, the 2016 Estate Syrah reveals a decadent nose of ripe blackberries, lilac, licorice and some smoky new oak. On the palate, it's full-bodied, rich and layered, with a broad, expansive profile. - WK
WS 94
Wine Spectator, January 2019
Dark and aromatic, with refined and polished black cherry, licorice and smoky cracked pepper flavors that take on momentum toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2027. 500 cases made. — TF
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, July 2019
There’s a very polished feel to this with concentration and depth of flavor that is buoyed by the effortless balance. Blackberries and earthy, spicy complexity on the nose, all leading to a fresh, fruit-laden palate that... There’s a very polished feel to this with concentration and depth of flavor that is buoyed by the effortless balance. Blackberries and earthy, spicy complexity on the nose, all leading to a fresh, fruit-laden palate that has spark and energy. Drink or hold.
VN 92
Vinous, November 2018
92+ (the pH of 3.8 pH is lower than that of the 2015; vinified in concrete and stainless steel with a percentage of whole clusters, then aged in larger-format French barrels, 25% of them new): Saturated bright medium... 92+ (the pH of 3.8 pH is lower than that of the 2015; vinified in concrete and stainless steel with a percentage of whole clusters, then aged in larger-format French barrels, 25% of them new): Saturated bright medium ruby. More savory and herbal on the nose than the 2015 version, showing less gamey funk and more blueberry and menthol. Fruitier in the mid-palate than the '15, conveying good sappy depth to its dark berry and mocha flavors. This very fresh, well-delineated wine delivers noteworthy intensity without weight, and its rising finish features serious but fine-grained tannins that are surprisingly edge-free and approachable in the early going. Still, the wine's purity and its finishing note of iodiney minerality suggest that it will reward mid-term cellaring. In fact, I would not be a bit surprised if this wine shut down in the bottle soon. -- Stephen Tanzer
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country USA
Region Washington
Sub-region Red Mountain
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 14.8%
Closure Cork