Deep blue-black in color, “Ascent” offers up rich aromas and flavors of blueberries and blackberries, all wrapped up in a silky texture that proclaims it as a luxury barrel selection Syrah.
94 points, Wine Enthusiast (July 1, 2009): “...explodes in the mouth with massive flavors of blackberry and black cherry jam...”
92 points, Wine Spectator (February 28, 2009): “...chewy wild berry, fresh earth, mineral, sage and dried currant. Firmly tannic and full-blown. In need of cellaring. Best from 2010 through 2016.”
90 points, Wine & Spirits (June 2009): “...packed with blueberry flavor, the sweet purple fruit is set against tannins with a rustic, gold-country soil character.”
Drink now or hold up to 15 years.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.