The 2016 Force Majeure Cabernet Sauvignon is a tour de force in Washington Cabernet Sauvignon. This gorgeous wine was aged for 22 months in 80% new French oak prior to bottling. The nose is intense with light oak undertones with black fruits, creme de cassis, mocha and tar. The palate is exceedingly soft and plush revealing a silky texture and wonderful seamless quality. Toasty oak beautifully wraps around creme de cassis, blackberry cordial, Turkish coffee, creosote and chocolate covered dark cherry flavors. This is exceptionally rich and moderately tannic at this stage but shows a really good elegance as well as varietal typicity. Try to give this beautiful wine some more time to fully evolve — but if enjoying in its youth, be sure to give this at least a two hour decant.