2018 Force Majeure Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
2018 Force Majeure Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain
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  • JD 97
  • WS 95
  • WA 93
  • VN 92

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Reg: $149.94

$144.94

In Stock: 23 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JD 97
jebdunnuck.com, May 2021
(97+ points) The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain Estate is much more dense, tannic, backward wine compared to the Walla Walla Estate release. Its deep purple/plum color is followed by a masculine bouquet of crushed...   (97+ points) The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain Estate is much more dense, tannic, backward wine compared to the Walla Walla Estate release. Its deep purple/plum color is followed by a masculine bouquet of crushed rocks, tobacco, iodine, and lead pencil. This carries to a full-bodied Red Mountain Cabernet with gorgeous overall balance, ripe yet building tannins, an undeniable sense of minerality, and a blockbuster finish. Possessing a liquid rock-like minerality (it seems to have been filtered through a bed of rocks), it's mostly educational at this young age and deserves 4-5 years of bottle age. It should keep for 2-3 decades in cold cellars.  
WS 95
Wine Spectator, July 2021
Impressive for its richness and deep structure, this red screams Red Mountain, offering compelling blackberry, crushed rock and espresso tones that build tension toward firm tannins. Best from 2022 through 2031. — T.F.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2020
93+ Take one sniff of the 2018 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, and you know it’s Red Mountain—the wine opens with a particular dustiness commonly associated with Red Mountain terroir. Aromas of dusty plum, black cherry skin...   93+ Take one sniff of the 2018 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, and you know it’s Red Mountain—the wine opens with a particular dustiness commonly associated with Red Mountain terroir. Aromas of dusty plum, black cherry skin, currant and cassis are lifted by dusty purple flower and elegant oak spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Full-bodied, the wine is generous on the palate with ripe yet slightly rustic tones of dust-covered berries and a beautifully framed structure with succulent tannins. The wine ends with a long, gripping finish and is food-friendly now but will do well with two to three more years of cellar aging. The wine fermented with native yeast and saw 80% new French oak. It’s a beauty. 500 cases produced. - AM  
VN 92
Vinous, December 2020
92+ Bright, dark ruby to the rim. Fruit-driven aromas of crushed blackberry and blueberry complicated by licorice, bitter chocolate, crushed rock, iron, peppery herbs and spices. No rough edges here but youthfully...   92+ Bright, dark ruby to the rim. Fruit-driven aromas of crushed blackberry and blueberry complicated by licorice, bitter chocolate, crushed rock, iron, peppery herbs and spices. No rough edges here but youthfully brooding and backward, offering superb concentration and savory complexity to its tight dark berry, licorice and dark chocolate flavors. Already boasts a sophisticated, fine-grained texture but needs a good three more years to reveal its inherent soil character. Doesn't show quite the dark-chocolatey sweetness of the Epinette but gained in sweetness with aeration. The finish is firmly tannic but suave, displaying lovely rising violety length and a lingering note of peppery herbs. I suspect this wine will eventually merit an even higher score. -- Stephen Tanzer  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region Washington
Sub-region Columbia Valley
Appellation Yakima Valley
Sub-appellation Red Mountain
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.9%
Closure Cork