COLLABORATION SERIES

Collaboration Series I

col1 Winemaker: Ben Smith

Cabernet-driven Bordeaux-varietal blend inspired by the wines of the left bank of Bordeaux.

Force Majeure is rooted in the spirit of Collaboration, beginning in 2004 with a partnership between viticulturist Ryan Johnson, owners Paul and Susan McBride and seven specially selected winemakers, each chosen for their proficiency with various grape varietals and styles.

Producing small quantities of Bordeaux- and Rhone-inspired wines from Ciel du Cheval Vineyard from 2004 to 2013, the “Collaboration Series” garnered many accolades and set us on the path to develop our estate vineyard, while at the same time permitting us to release exceptional single-vineyard wines as our vines came into their own.

2013 is the final vintage for the “Collaboration Series” wines, as we evolve into a completely estate-focused winery.

 

Collaboration Series II

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Winemaker: Ross Mickel

Syrah-driven blend including Roussane and Viognier, inspired by the great wines of Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie.

Force Majeure is rooted in the spirit of Collaboration, beginning in 2004 with a partnership between viticulturist Ryan Johnson, owners Paul and Susan McBride and seven specially selected winemakers, each chosen for their proficiency with various grape varietals and styles.

Producing small quantities of Bordeaux- and Rhone-inspired wines from Ciel du Cheval Vineyard from 2004 to 2013, the “Collaboration Series” garnered many accolades and set us on the path to develop our estate vineyard, while at the same time permitting us to release exceptional single-vineyard wines as our vines came into their own.

2013 is the final vintage for the “Collaboration Series” wines, as we evolve into a completely estate-focused winery.

Collaboration Series III

coliiiWinemakers: Mark McNeilly / Mike Macmorran

100% Syrah, inspired by the great wines of Cornas.

Force Majeure is rooted in the spirit of Collaboration, beginning in 2004 with a partnership between viticulturist Ryan Johnson, owners Paul and Susan McBride and seven specially selected winemakers, each chosen for their proficiency with various grape varietals and styles.

Producing small quantities of Bordeaux- and Rhone-inspired wines from Ciel du Cheval Vineyard from 2004 to 2013, the “Collaboration Series” garnered many accolades and set us on the path to develop our estate vineyard, while at the same time permitting us to release exceptional single-vineyard wines as our vines came into their own.

2013 is the final vintage for the “Collaboration Series” wines, as we evolve into a completely estate-focused winery.

Collaboration Series IV

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Winemaker: Carolyn Lakewold

Merlot-driven Bordeaux-varietal blend inspired by the wines of Pomerol and St. Emillion.

Force Majeure is rooted in the spirit of Collaboration, beginning in 2004 with a partnership between viticulturist Ryan Johnson, owners Paul and Susan McBride and seven specially selected winemakers, each chosen for their proficiency with various grape varietals and styles.

Producing small quantities of Bordeaux- and Rhone-inspired wines from Ciel du Cheval Vineyard from 2004 to 2013, the “Collaboration Series” garnered many accolades and set us on the path to develop our estate vineyard, while at the same time permitting us to release exceptional single-vineyard wines as our vines came into their own.

2013 is the final vintage for the “Collaboration Series” wines, as we evolve into a completely estate-focused winery.

Collaboration Series V

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Winemaker: Chris Gorman

100% Cabernet Sauvignon, inspired by the great wines from the left-bank of Bordeaux.

Force Majeure is rooted in the spirit of Collaboration, beginning in 2004 with a partnership between viticulturist Ryan Johnson, owners Paul and Susan McBride and seven specially selected winemakers, each chosen for their proficiency with various grape varietals and styles.

Producing small quantities of Bordeaux- and Rhone-inspired wines from Ciel du Cheval Vineyard from 2004 to 2013, the “Collaboration Series” garnered many accolades and set us on the path to develop our estate vineyard, while at the same time permitting us to release exceptional single-vineyard wines as our vines came into their own.

2013 is the final vintage for the “Collaboration Series” wines, as we evolve into a completely estate-focused winery.

 

Collaboration Series VI

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Winemaker: James Mantone

Mourvèdre, Syrah and Grenache inspired by the great wines from the southern Rhone valley.

Force Majeure is rooted in the spirit of Collaboration, beginning in 2004 with a partnership between viticulturist Ryan Johnson, owners Paul and Susan McBride and seven specially selected winemakers, each chosen for their proficiency with various grape varietals and styles.

Producing small quantities of Bordeaux- and Rhone-inspired wines from Ciel du Cheval Vineyard from 2004 to 2013, the “Collaboration Series” garnered many accolades and set us on the path to develop our estate vineyard, while at the same time permitting us to release exceptional single-vineyard wines as our vines came into their own.

2013 is the final vintage for the “Collaboration Series” wines, as we evolve into a completely estate-focused winery.

 

Collaboration Series VII

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Winemaker: Chris Peterson

Syrah, Rousanne and Viognier inspired by the great wines of the northern Rhone valley.

Force Majeure is rooted in the spirit of Collaboration, beginning in 2004 with a partnership between viticulturist Ryan Johnson, owners Paul and Susan McBride and seven specially selected winemakers, each chosen for their proficiency with various grape varietals and styles.

Producing small quantities of Bordeaux- and Rhone-inspired wines from Ciel du Cheval Vineyard from 2004 to 2013, the “Collaboration Series” garnered many accolades and set us on the path to develop our estate vineyard, while at the same time permitting us to release exceptional single-vineyard wines as our vines came into their own.

2013 is the final vintage for the “Collaboration Series” wines, as we evolve into a completely estate-focused winery.

 

Reserve Syrah

grenacheOnly made in certain vintages where the fruit from Ciel du Cheval warranted a special Syrah bottling.

Force Majeure is rooted in the spirit of Collaboration, beginning in 2004 with a partnership between viticulturist Ryan Johnson, owners Paul and Susan McBride and seven specially selected winemakers, each chosen for their proficiency with various grape varietals and styles.

Producing small quantities of Bordeaux- and Rhone-inspired wines from Ciel du Cheval Vineyard from 2004 to 2013, the “Collaboration Series” garnered many accolades and set us on the path to develop our estate vineyard, while at the same time permitting us to release exceptional single-vineyard wines as our vines came into their own.

2013 is the final vintage for the “Collaboration Series” wines, as we evolve into a completely estate-focused winery.

 

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

cabreserve100% Cabernet Sauvignon that comes two-thirds from Ciel du Cheval and one-third from the Force Majeure Estate vineyard. Aged in 100% new French oak.

Force Majeure is rooted in the spirit of Collaboration, beginning in 2004 with a partnership between viticulturist Ryan Johnson, owners Paul and Susan McBride and seven specially selected winemakers, each chosen for their proficiency with various grape varietals and styles.

Producing small quantities of Bordeaux- and Rhone-inspired wines from Ciel du Cheval Vineyard from 2004 to 2013, the “Collaboration Series” garnered many accolades and set us on the path to develop our estate vineyard, while at the same time permitting us to release exceptional single-vineyard wines as our vines came into their own.

2013 is the final vintage for the “Collaboration Series” wines, as we evolve into a completely estate-focused winery.

 

Ptera

pteraA blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, Ptera was only made in a few vintages and has become a mailing list favorite.

Force Majeure is rooted in the spirit of Collaboration, beginning in 2004 with a partnership between viticulturist Ryan Johnson, owners Paul and Susan McBride and seven specially selected winemakers, each chosen for their proficiency with various grape varietals and styles.

Producing small quantities of Bordeaux- and Rhone-inspired wines from Ciel du Cheval Vineyard from 2004 to 2013, the “Collaboration Series” garnered many accolades and set us on the path to develop our estate vineyard, while at the same time permitting us to release exceptional single-vineyard wines as our vines came into their own.

2013 is the final vintage for the “Collaboration Series” wines, as we evolve into a completely estate-focused winery.