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2016 Force Majeure Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Estate"

Force Majeure 2016 Syrah

Winery: Force Majeure

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Red Mountain

State or country: WA

Price: $70

Cases produced: 500

KWG Score: 93.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: February 7, 2019

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Syrah from Force Majeure was very well-received. It opens with boysenberry and old oak bouquet with a hint of plum. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and opulent. The flavor profile is a mineral influenced black currant with notes of blueberry. I also detect hints of tea and oak as well. The finish is dry and its flavors and well-managed mild tannins fade away nicely. This Syrah is food friendly and would pair well with tagliatelle with wild boar ragout and pecorino di pienza. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Our Red Mountain estate Syrah is grown predominantly at the top of our hillside vineyard, where it is steepest and rockiest. Its a powerful but elegant wine with a volcanic soil backbone. There are a variety of Syrah clones and trellising methods employed, including gobelet sur echalas The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Organic status: not organic

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