Ascension Cellars is a premium, boutique winery specializing in barrel-select, handcrafted Rhône and Bordeaux-style wines from the Central Coast of California. Ascension barrel ages their red wines for two years in French and American Appalachian Oak barrels where the use of new oak is done sparingly. They blend their Rhône and Bordeaux varietals to produce wines that are more complex, better balanced, and richer than single, varietal wines. Located in Paso Robles, winemaker Erick Allen creates wines with elegance, body, and grace that elevate the senses!
Siren, our seductive Rhone blend rosé, was cold fermented in stainless steel with limited exposure to oxygen, retaining the subtle nuances of the crisp fruit and high-tone esters. The nose bursts of strawberry, Bing cherry, orange blossom and clementine mandarin oranges with a beautiful palate of citrus and watermelon accompanied by a bright minerality, acidity and sophistication that will call you back for more. Pair this wine with fresh goat or feta cheeses to medium-bodied Spanish Manchego cheeses, shellfish, salmon, duck, pheasant, goose, pork, turkey, and pasta.
Our 2014 Ascension Cellars Halo Viognier delivers bright floral aromas of myers lemon, bee’s wax, white peach and kiwi with a palate of citrus and acidity that gives this special wine length and suspense.
Pair this wine with light to medium body cheeses, oysters, shellfish, seafood, poultry and good friends.
This deep-purple, inky, full-bodied Syrah was barrel fermented and hand racked for 18 months in French oak barrels, 50% new with a medium toast. The dark, rich, and deliciously intense fruit embodies the richness and full-bodied nose of violets, cured maple bacon, black raspberry jam, espresso, clove spice with hints of graphite and dark chocolate on the lengthy, elegant finish that will leave you wanting more.
Mayhem Syrah is outstanding alone or as a companion for full-bodied cheeses, salmon, swordfish, roasted hen, turkey, grilled and smoked meats.
Varietal: 87% Syrah, 12% Petit Verdot, 1% Roussanne
Vineyard: Cass Vineyard, Geneseo District / Paso Robles AVA
Our 2016 Enchantress white Rhône blend is seductive with vibrant aromas of tropical flowers, summer peach, pineapple, guava, and Gala apple. The palate is laced with rich flavors of tropical fruit, summer citrus, and melon coupled with a balanced crisp acidity on the finish that pulls you back for more.
Pair this wine with light to light to medium body cheeses, scallops, oysters, shellfish, seafood, poultry and good friends.Winemaking: Early morning handpicks of the Marsanne and Roussanne at Cass Vineyard where immediately pressed while the grapes where cold from the night before preserving the freshness and fruit intensity. The wine was then cold fermented in stainless steel with limited exposer to oxygen, retaining the subtle nuances of the crisp fruit and high-tone esters. Malolactic fermentation was inhibited in the Marsanne and Roussanne, further preserving these qualities.
The Grenache Blanc came from Alta Colina Vineyard, Paso Robles, California. The wine was cold fermented in stainless steel with limited exposer to oxygen, retaining the subtle nuances of the crisp fruit and high-tone esters.
Varietal: White Rhone Blend
Vineyards: Cass Vineyard & Alta Colina Vineyard
Blend: 39% Marsanne, 38% Roussanne, 23% Grenache Blanc
Pairings: Pairs delightfully with Crème brûlée, brownies, molten chocolate cake, over vanilla ice cream, or anything with blueberries, blackberries or raspberries.
Composition: 97% Primitivo, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard: Frankel Vineyards
AVA: Paso Robles Geneseo District
Size: 500 ML bottle