Force Majeure

Parvata Grenache Blend

9.36 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Red Mountain, Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Grenache
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2015 ‘Parvata' is a fantastic blend of 46% Mourvedre, 34% Syrah and 20% Grenache all sourced from the Force Majeure Vineyard on Red Mountain. I love the deep aromatics to this wine, ranging from smoked duck to roasted date to chocolate torte. The palate is exceedingly plush and decadent, showing a touch of opulence. Asian spice, pipe tobacco, blackberry cordial and milk chocolate fudge flavors all combine marvelously and build in the glass. Despite the serious weight of the wine there is a lovely touch of acidity that provides ample backbone. Generous and downright delicious, enjoy this fantastic red blend over the next decade or so. Drink 2019-2029- 94

The 2015 ‘Parvata' is a fantastic blend of 46% Mourvedre, 34% Syrah and 20% Grenache all sourced from the Force Majeure Vineyard on Red Mountain. I love the deep aromatics to this wine, ranging from smoked duck to roasted date to chocolate torte. The palate is exceedingly plush and decadent, showing a touch of opulence. Asian spice, pipe tobacco, blackberry cordial and milk chocolate fudge flavors all combine marvelously and build in the glass. Despite the serious weight of the wine there is a lovely touch of acidity that provides ample backbone. Generous and downright delicious, enjoy this fantastic red blend over the next decade or so. Drink 2019-2029- 94

May 7th, 2019
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

Deep and dark purplish red with a blueish few. Completely coats the glass. Dark nose with purple florals, perfume, minerality, iron, and dark raspberries. Medium plus tannins (6.5/10) and full bodied. Nice layers of pepper, rich dark cocoa, dusty, dark berries and tons of finesse. A little dry with a long and lingering finish. Will definitely benefit from a year or two in bottle. Drink from 2019 till 2029. (93+)


This is the second vintage of Force Majeure's Parvata, a Mourvèdre-Syrah-Grenache blend made from estate fruit. The name of this bottling, Parvata, means "Mountain" in sanskrit (a Hindi dialect) pulling in all the greatness that can come from mountain Rhone varietals. At the moment the first two bottlings have been Mourvèdre led but according to Todd Alexander, the winemaker, this can always change depending on how some of their other vines on the estate develop. Made up of 46% Mourvèdre, 34% Syrah and 20% Grenache. Also aged for 18 months in 30% new French oak barrles. Only 300 cases produced. This is definitely a wine to keep your eye out for.

Sample provided by the estate. Released today for $70.00.

Deep and dark purplish red with a blueish few. Completely coats the glass. Dark nose with purple florals, perfume, minerality, iron, and dark raspberries. Medium plus tannins (6.5/10) and full bodied. Nice layers of pepper, rich dark cocoa, dusty, dark berries and tons of finesse. A little dry with a long and lingering finish. Will definitely benefit from a year or two in bottle. Drink from 2019 till 2029. (93+)


This is the second vintage of Force Majeure's Parvata, a Mourvèdre-Syrah-Grenache blend made from estate fruit. The name of this bottling, Parvata, means "Mountain" in sanskrit (a Hindi dialect) pulling in all the greatness that can come from mountain Rhone varietals. At the moment the first two bottlings have been Mourvèdre led but according to Todd Alexander, the winemaker, this can always change depending on how some of their other vines on the estate develop. Made up of 46% Mourvèdre, 34% Syrah and 20% Grenache. Also aged for 18 months in 30% new French oak barrles. Only 300 cases produced. This is definitely a wine to keep your eye out for.

Sample provided by the estate. Released today for $70.00.

Jan 10th, 2018
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 'Parvata' is a fantastic blend of 46% Mourvedre, 34% Syrah and 20% Grenache all sourced from the Force Majeure Vineyard on Red Mountain. I love the deep aromatics to this wine, ranging from smoked duck to roasted date to chocolate torte. The palate is exceedingly plush and decadent, showing a touch of opulence. Asian spice, pipe tobacco, blackberry cordial and milk chocolate fudge flavors all combine marvelously and build in the glass. Despite the serious weight of the wine there is a lovely touch of acidity that provides ample backbone. Generous and downright delicious, enjoy this fantastic red blend over the next decade or so. Drink 2019-2033- 94

The 'Parvata' is a fantastic blend of 46% Mourvedre, 34% Syrah and 20% Grenache all sourced from the Force Majeure Vineyard on Red Mountain. I love the deep aromatics to this wine, ranging from smoked duck to roasted date to chocolate torte. The palate is exceedingly plush and decadent, showing a touch of opulence. Asian spice, pipe tobacco, blackberry cordial and milk chocolate fudge flavors all combine marvelously and build in the glass. Despite the serious weight of the wine there is a lovely touch of acidity that provides ample backbone. Generous and downright delicious, enjoy this fantastic red blend over the next decade or so. Drink 2019-2033- 94

Feb 19th, 2019
David Barsky

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Dec 22nd, 2018
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