2011 Ascendance “Melange”
Our fathomless unfiltered Bordeaux-style blend was long aged, barrel fermented and hand racked for thirty-six months in French oak barrels. It is luscious, sleek and complex with floral red currant and spice box aromas that lead to layered, concentrated flavors of black cherry, mocha, white pepper, sweet cinnamon and oak that jump from the glass. Velvety-soft, round tannins linger on the mid palate, producing a rich, elegant, dry finish. Enjoy now or be rewarded if allowed to cellar for 3 years or more.
2011 Ascendance is beautiful alone and compliments medium to sharp cheddar cheeses, roasted game hens, duck, pork, grilled steaks, prime rib, filet mignon, lamb and good friends.
Fill your glass with beauty and lift your spirits.
89 Points - Wine Enthusiast
GOLD MEDAL – 2015 Artisan Awards
SILVER MEDAL – 2016 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition
SILVER MEDAL – 2015 Denver International Wine Competition
SILVER MEDAL - 2015 Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition
BRONZE MEDAL – 2016 SUNSET International Wine Competition
BRONZE MEDAL – 2015 Orange County Wine Competition