This is a deeply concentrated wine with dense layers of aromatic complexity. Loads of deeply-concentrated and incredibly spicy fruit aromas fill your glass. In the mouth you’ll find thick concentrated and riotous meaty Syrah flavors, smoky wood tones, exotic spices, mineral tones, and fine tannins. Great structure and aging potential.
- 93 points, "Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast (11/1/2012): "...this Ascent is a blockbuster. It’s gorgeously spicy and floral, with dark notes of pepper, violet and herb that will live long and prosper in time..."
- 93 points, Wine & Spirits (August 2012): "...It’s sleek and bright, with acidity that seems to hold some gold country glitter in its zesty orange peel accents.
- 93 points, The California Grapevine (Dec. 2012) "Very Highly Recommended"
- 92 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (Nov. 2012): "...enormous richness and striking depth. It is a very solid, big-bodied rendition that is rife with deep and wonderfully spicy varietal fruit..."
Just 200 cases made.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.