Ascent Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2012
Saturated purple-black hue. Opulent blackberry, red plum, and red cherry aromas are laced with minerals, cola, and chocolate. This mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon gains density on the mid-palate with more black fruit, cassis, licorice, and black olives. The tannins have softened over the years and the wine is drinking brilliantly right now, yet there’s still plenty of structure and balance to cellar for another five. Either way, it’s spectacular. Drink now to 2025.