Force Majeure Parvata
Force Majeure Vineyards
United States - Washington

Parvata means “mountain” in sanskrit, and is the name for this southern Rhône-inspired blend, grown mostly in the sandy, loamy soils of the lower section of the Red Mountain vineyard, which bring to the wine a good degree of finesse and high-toned aromatic notes, white pepper, dried herbs and grapefruit peel.

Wine Type
69% Mourvedre, 21% Syrah, 10% Grenache (2016)
Soil type
Sandy, loamy soils of the lower section of the Red Mountain vineyard
Fermented in concrete, open top and closed top stainless.
18 months in 30% new French oak, mostly larger format (400L to 500L).
Native yeast, cold soak up to 5 days
Macerations 21-35 days
100% free run
Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
450 (9-liter cases)

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2016 Force Majeure Parvata - 96 pts - JD

2016 Force Majeure Parvata - 96 pts - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"There are only 325 cases of the 2016 Parvata, a blend of 69% Mourvèdre, 21% Syrah, and 10% Grenache brought up in 30% new, mostly larger barrels. Deep ruby-colored, with a beautiful bouquet of black raspberries, white pepper, spiced meats, and graphite, this hits the palate with full-bodied richness, ripe tannins, and beautiful length."
- Jeb Dunnuck (April 2019), 96 pts

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Producer Information: Force Majeure Vineyards

Force Majeure is an ultra-premium winery located in the Walla Walla Valley, specializing in estate-grown, single-vineyard Bordeaux and Rhône-inspired wines. Their wines are meticulously crafted by former Bryant Family Vineyard ...
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