2019 Force Majeure Parabellum Coulee

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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JD 94 WE 94 VN 93 WS 93
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, July 2022

What can be thought of as the entry level Rhône blend from this estate, the 2019 Parabellum Coulee is based on 76% Syrah, 11% Grenache, 7% Mourvèdre, and the rest Cinsault and Counoise. Rocking red and blue fruits, white...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, November 2022

Syrah makes up just over three quarters of this wine, with the rest Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Counoise. It's an aromatic tour de force, with notes of flower, fresh blackberry, black raspberry, gravel and spice...
VN 93

Vinous, March 2022

Showing a good degree of decadence, the beautifully textured ‘Coulee’ by Parabellum revels in its concentrated huckleberry, coffee ground and black tea flavors that mingle with the soft sense of mouthfeel and smoky/salty...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, December 2022

Taut with tension and multilayered, this blend has powerful blackberry, green peppercorn and savory meat flavors that finish with broad-shouldered tannins. Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Counoise. Best from 2024...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region Washington
Sub-region Red Mountain
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.8%
Closure Cork

The 2019 Force Majeure Parabellum Coulee is a proprietary red blend hailing from the Red Mountain sub-region in Washington, USA. This wine is predominantly Syrah (76%), complemented by Grenache (11%), Mourvèdre (7%), and smaller proportions of Cinsault and Counoise. It is bottled with a cork closure and carries an alcohol content of 14.8%.

Jeb Dunnuck, from jebdunnuck.com, provides a comprehensive review, scoring it a notable 94. He describes it as an "entry-level Rhône blend" from the estate, with an aromatic profile featuring "rocking red and blue fruits, white pepper, leafy herbs, graphite, and crushed stone." Dunnuck praises its "terrific purity, plenty of tannins, and a great finish," suggesting it is best enjoyed over the next 10-12 years.

Owen Bargreen of Vinous also reviews the 2019 Parabellum Coulee favorably, awarding it a score of 93. Bargreen highlights its "good degree of decadence," noting flavors of "concentrated huckleberry, coffee ground and black tea" that mingle with a "soft sense of mouthfeel and smoky/salty undercurrents." He finds it to be "full-bodied" and ready to drink now but sees potential for enjoyment over the next eight to ten years.

Wine Enthusiast's Sean P. Sullivan also gives the wine an impressive 94, calling it "an aromatic tour de force" with notes of "flower, fresh blackberry, black raspberry, gravel, and spice." Sullivan emphasizes its "intensity and ripeness" on the palate, describing it as "mouth-coating from end to end with impressive layering and texture." He concludes by deeming it "flat-out delicious—an intense, no-holds-barred offering."

Wine Spectator's review, penned by T.F., awards the wine a 93 and describes it as "taut with tension and multilayered." The blend showcases "powerful blackberry, green peppercorn and savory meat flavors" and finishes with "broad-shouldered tannins." T.F. suggests it will be best enjoyed from 2024 through 2030.

Overall, the 2019 Force Majeure Parabellum Coulee has garnered high praise across the board, with reviewers highlighting its complex flavor profile, impressive structure, and excellent aging potential.