Collaboration Series IV is a Merlot-dominant blend, with judicious amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc with the occasional dash of Petit Verdot. Winemaker Carolyn Lakewold brings her joie de vivre and flair to a project that incorporates her passion for artisanal winemaking with the oldest Merlot vines at Ciel du Cheval. Using only 100-percent free-run juice, Carolyn crafts a wine that is ripe, rich and complex with velvety soft tannins.
|Force Majeure Vineyards was originally launched as ”Grand Reve Vintners” by entrepreneur Paul McBride and vineyard manager Ryan Johnson in 2004. Grand Reve quickly achieved critical praise and a loyal following for both its wines and vineyard efforts. Now with a new name, Force Majeure seeks to build on its initial success with continued innovation in winegrowing and winemaking.
The term ”Force Majeure” is used to describe the relentless, powerful elements of Nature that form the terroir of our vineyards. It is also the unstoppable force that occurs when the highest level of viticulture combines with an all-star ensemble of Washington State winemaking talent. Our goal is to present a portfolio of wines that compare with the finest in the world.