Force Majeure Epinette 2019 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
97 JD / 95 VM
Currants, lead pencil, black cherries, chocolate, and chalky minerality all define the 2019 Epinette, a Saint-Emilion look-alike offering medium to full-bodied richness, a balanced, seamless mouthfeel, building tannins, and a great finish. You could put this in a blind lineup with the best of Bordeaux and it would do just fine.—Jeb Dunnuck
The 2019 Red Wine Épinette is a sensational blend of 57% Merlot with the remainder Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and a splash of Petit Verdot. On the tightly wound palate, silky tonnins linea beautiful core of dark fruits, Turkish coffee and scorched earth. Densely packed, with great weight, this beautiful wine has 20 years or more to go.- Owen Bargreen, Vinous Media
Winemaker Todd Alexander’s passion lies in crafting terroir-driven wines that showcase the unique characteristics of specific sites through uncompromising, meticulous work in both the vineyard and winery. Prior to his arrival at Force Majeure, Todd was most recently Winemaker for acclaimed “cult” winery Bryant Family Vineyard in the Napa Valley. At Bryant, he worked closely with some of the very best and brightest in the wine industry, including legendary vineyard manager David Abreu and famous winemaking consultant Michel Rolland. In 2014, Todd came to Force Majeure with the goal of applying his skills and talents toward pushing the envelope of winemaking in Washington state, to join in their endeavor of crafting truly world-class wines from their own special sites.