Critical Acclaim: 93 pts Jeb Dunnuck.
About The Wine: Made utilizing meticulously farmed grapes from the estate vineyard on Red Mountain, these Washington State wines receive the same care and attention in both winemaking and viticulture as the upper-tier Force Majeure wines. Our goal with Parabellum is to produce two beautiful and approachable wines that are reflective of their varieties and terroir, without constraints on blending. These wines will age gracefully for years, yet are crafted with an eye toward more immediate consumption. Parabellum provides an opportunity to savor an authentic wine of distinction at a great value.
Previously known as Grand Reve, Force Majeure has skyrocketed to the top of the pyramid in Washington State, in no small part due to their talented winemaker, Todd Alexander, who moved from Bryant Family in Napa to Washington State to focus on this estate. While the focus is on their Red Mountain Vineyard, they make a bevy of world-class wines from throughout the Columbia Valley. Anyone doubting the quality coming from Washington State these days owes it to themselves to try these wines.- Jeb Dunnuck
Tasting Notes: The 2018 Parabellum Alluvio offers beautiful cassis and darker berry fruits as well as lots of chocolatey herbs and graphite on the nose. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully textured, it's one heck of an entry level wine from this great estate. It's going to keep for 10-15 years.- Jeb Dunnuck
Varietal: 43% Cabernet Franc, 27% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot