2011 Ascendance “Melange”

$56

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.

Composition: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon / 50% Merlot
Vineyard: Cass Vineyard, Paso Robles, California USA
AVA: Geneseo / Paso Robles AVA
Alchohol: 14
pH: 3.7
Residual Sugar: .21
Production: 325 cases produced
Awards:
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