The 2015 Force Majeure Syrah is a stunning new release by the talented Todd Alexander. Grown on the top of the mountain hillside vineyard, this great wine was aged for 18 months in used French oak prior to bottling. At this juncture the wine has evolved marvelously. Loads of blue and dark fruits greet you on the nose with lighter damp earth and citrus rind undertones that aromatically provide some nice complexity. The palate is not only decadent but shows a good degree of elegance despite its obvious fruit weight. Blueberry compote, mocha, crème de cassis and sandalwood flavors all marvelously combine. A massive Syrah, this is built for aging a decade or more.