2018 Force Majeure Epinette Red Blend

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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DC 97 JD 97 WA 94 VN 93
DC 97

Decanter, April 2021

A blend of primarily Merlot and Cabernet Franc, with smaller portions Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, the wine was aged for 22 months in nearly all new French oak prior to bottling. The palate is soft, round and...
JD 97

jebdunnuck.com, May 2021

The 2018 Epinette is the Merlot-dominated release from this team, and it's 79% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot, all from the estate vineyard on Red Mountain. Lots of smoky black...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2020

The 2018 Épinette is Merlot-dominated, with the addition of 8% Cabernet Franc, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. It bursts from the glass with aromas of plums, chocolate-covered cherries and black raspberry...
VN 93

Vinous, December 2020

Saturated dark ruby to the rim! Brooding, almost inky scents of blackberry, boysenberry, licorice, tree bark, black pepper and graphite. Suave, fine-grained and remarkably intense on entry, conveying a sexy savory quality...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region Washington
Sub-region Columbia Valley
Appellation Columbia River
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.9%
Closure Cork