2017 Force Majeure Force Majeure Parvata Red Blend

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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JD 95

jebdunnuck.com, April 2020

95+ Another great vintage for this cuvée, which was first released in 2015, the 2017 Parvata is based on 43% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenache, 25% Syrah, and the rest Counoise and Cinsault. It’s a powerful, backward effort (not...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2019

(93-95 points) The 2017 Parvata is a blend of Mourvèdre, Grenache and Syrah that shows precision, focus and mineral tension, along with a core of red fruit tones, including wild strawberry, dark cherry and spiced red...
VN 92

Vinous, December 2019

Bright ruby-red. Lovely verve to the aromas of blackberry, blueberry, licorice and sexy oak. Densely packed and fresh, with its flavors of crushed blackberry, bitter chocolate, licorice and exotic Asian spices showing...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region Washington
Sub-region Red Mountain
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.7%
Closure Cork

The 2017 Force Majeure Force Majeure Parvata Red Blend is a remarkable wine that showcases the exceptional quality of Washington State's Red Mountain region. With its enticing deep red color and a complex blend of varietals, this wine is a true expression of the artistry and craftsmanship of Force Majeure winery.

On the nose, the 2017 Parvata is a symphony of aromas that captivate the senses. Notes of blue fruits, violets, and herbes de Provence intermingle with hints of incense and peppery spices, creating a bouquet that is both intriguing and alluring. The high percentage of Mourvèdre in the blend adds a distinct earthy and iron-laced character to the wine, further enhancing its complexity.

This full-bodied red blend offers a beautiful balance of fruit, tannins, and acidity. The flavors of crushed blackberry, bitter chocolate, and licorice dominate the palate, while exotic Asian spices add a touch of intrigue. The wine's density and freshness are remarkable, showcasing the exceptional quality of the vintage. The ripe tannins provide structure and depth, ensuring a long and harmonious finish.

The 2017 Parvata is a wine that will continue to evolve and improve with time. While it is already showing great potential, it is recommended to give it 3-4 years of bottle age to fully appreciate its complexity. With proper cellaring, this wine has the potential to age gracefully for at least a decade.

Renowned wine experts have raved about the 2017 Parvata. Jeb Dunnuck awarded it an impressive score of 95+, praising its power, balance, and potential for aging. Vinous also gave it a score of 92, highlighting its vibrancy, freshness, and gripping tannins. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it a score of 95, noting its precision, focus, and expressive finish.

With only 420 cases produced, this wine is a true gem that should not be missed. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future indulgence, the 2017 Force Majeure Force Majeure Parvata Red Blend is a testament to the exceptional winemaking talent and the unique terroir of Washington's Red Mountain region.