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Force Majeure Parvata Red Blend 2018

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Vintage: 2018
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    Parvata means ‘mountain’ in sanskrit, and is the name for our southern Rhone-inspired blend, grown mostly in the sandy, loamy soils of the lower section of our 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. Fermented after cold soak in concrete vats, it receives a gentle extraction before being barreled down to spend approximately 18 months in a small percentage of new French oak, utilizing both large format puncheons and barrels. The blend will change each year and will eventually be driven by Grenache as more of our plantings come into production. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

    3 reviews for Force Majeure Parvata Red Blend 2018

    1. WA

      Composed of 57% Mourvèdre, 25% Syrah and 18% Grenache, the 2018 Parvata offers up dusty fruit aromas of black cherry, blackberries and red plum skin along with a fine, powdery minerality and hints of baking spices and purple flowers that waft from the glass. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is expressive on the palate with a delicious frame of ripe fruit, overlaid with mineral tension and a firm tannic grip that is food-friendly. The wine ends with a long, drawn-out to finish that highlights the terroir. This fermented in concrete and stainless steel vessels before resting in larger French oak barrels, 25% new. Only 350 cases were produced.

    2. JD

      Based on 57% Mourvèdre, 25% Syrah, and the rest Grenache, the 2018 Parvata has a wonderfully earthy, complex, classic Mourvèdre nose of ripe red and blue fruits, gamey meat, cracked pepper, violets, and tree bark. This carries to a plush, up-front, incredibly sexy 2018 with notable purity, full-bodied richness, integrated tannins, and a great, great finish. It’s slightly more up-front and supple than I expected from barrel, but this incredible wine just begs to be drunk. Nevertheless, I still think a year of bottle age is warranted and it should drink well for 10-15.

    3. VIN

      Saturated bright ruby to the rim! Deep, brooding aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, bitter chocolate, tree bark, black pepper, licorice and dried herbs. Very pure, concentrated and tightly wound; like a blueprint for a future wine. Sexy dried herb, pepper and citrus zest notes accent concentrated flavors of almost medicinal black and purple berries, menthol and bitter chocolate. Extremely primary and in need of cellaring but even now the tannins are suave and refined. The slowly mounting, very long chocolatey aftertaste maintains its firmness in spite of the wine’s sexy early sweetness. My sample softened nicely with 24 hours in the recorked bottle without losing its shape or energy. The amount of Grenache in this blend will increase in coming years as Force Majeure’s new plantings of this variety produce more fruit.

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    WA 93
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    Composed of 57% Mourvèdre, 25% Syrah and 18% Grenache, the 2018 Parvata offers up dusty fruit aromas of black cherry, blackberries and red plum skin along with a fine, powdery minerality and hints of baking spices and purple flowers that waft from the glass. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is expressive on the palate with a delicious frame of ripe fruit, overlaid with mineral tension and a firm tannic grip that is food-friendly. The wine ends with a long, drawn-out to finish that highlights the terroir. This fermented in concrete and stainless steel vessels before resting in larger French oak barrels, 25% new. Only 350 cases were produced.

    What does Force Majeure Parvata Red Blend 2018 taste like?


    Light
    Bold
    Smooth
    Tannic
    Dry
    Sweet
    Soft
    Acidic
    Earthy Flavors of the wine

    iron, smoke, earthy

    Red Fruit flavors of the wine

    cherry, raspberry, red fruit

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    oak, chocolate, vanilla

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    blueberry, blackberry, black plum

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    licorice, pepper, black licorice

    teriyaki, graham cracker, brown sugar

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    lilac, lavender, violet

    Food Pairing with Force Majeure Parvata Red Blend 2018

    Our wine experts think this Bold and Structured Force Majeure Parvata Red Blend 2018 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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