2011 Force Majeure Cabernet Sauvignon Collaboration Series V Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Red Mountain
Drink between 2016 - 2029 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • vinomex wrote: 92 points

    July 10, 2018 - Very good, decanted, it took about an hour to open up, restrained at the beginning, with the decant and time, this wine came together nicely, it has a very nice balance between fruit and firm yet refined tanins that make the wine a perfect compliment to steak. The wine can spend more time on the cellar, but in a very nice spot now with a 1-2 hour decant.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • dlcass Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 5, 2018 - I did not give this a great tasting and then bottle left open for 2 days. Interesting wine. Still young and tight. Needed a long decant, which I didn't give it.

  • bajayngo wrote:

    December 5, 2017 - A perfect pairing with smoked prime rib. Still in the youthful stage but starting to open up. Still powerful dark fruits with cedar, herbs and earth. Tannins are present but can be tamed with fatty meats. After a few hours it was balanced and delicious. Always a treat.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • Jamesgold wrote: 94 points

    August 15, 2017 - Decanted for about an hour and drank over 3 hrs. This has aged nicely with big red fruit, lots of dusty tannins and black coffee.

    Should probably age for a while but drinking great now with the fruit still bright and vibrant.

    Best served with steak.

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  • BornToRhone wrote: 90 points

    April 13, 2017 - 750ml; PnP and followed for about 2 hrs; Dark opaque crimson color, medium viscosity (legs); Aromas of of dark red fruit, alcohol, spice and leather; Flavors of d black and red fruits, spicy tannins, pretty big acidity, finish of fruit, acid, and savory. Not ready in my opinion - needs to mellow out a few more years at least.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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    New Releases from Washington State (Dec 2014), 12/1/2014 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Force Majeure
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Collaboration Series V
  • Vineyard Ciel du Cheval Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Red Mountain

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 323 (72%)
  • Consumed 125 (28%)

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