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) / 43% Mourvedre, 25% Grenache, 23% Syrah, 4% Cinsault, 5% Counoise (2017)
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 25% 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)

Reviews and News

2017 Force Majeure Parvata - 92 PTS - VINOUS

2017 Force Majeure Parvata - 92 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Bright ruby-red. Lovely verve to the aromas of blackberry, blueberry, licorice and sexy oak. Densely packed and fresh, with its flavors of crushed blackberry, bitter chocolate, licorice and exotic Asian spices showing much more grip than the 2015 bottling. Still a bit youthfully rigid today and in need of a year or two of patience. My second bottle showed similar aromas and flavors but was richer, broader and more pliant, finishing with ripe, fine-grained tannins and building length. (14.8% alcohol; aged in 25% new French oak, mostly 400- and 500-liter barrels; 3.89 pH) - Stephen Tanzer"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (December 2019), 92 pts

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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