Ascent Syrah represents the pinnacle of Syrah production at the Domaine de la Terre Rouge Winery. Only eight of the winery’s very best barrels of Syrah are selected from the cellar each vintage to make a meager 400/6 packs of this luxury cuvée. The 2003 Domaine de la Terre Rouge Syrah Ascent Sierra Foothills is a deeply concentrated wine with dense layers of aromatic complexity portraying a mixture of incredibly spicy fruit. In the mouth concentrated and hearty Syrah flavors, smoky wood tones, exotic spices, mineral tones, and fine tannins are present from the start throughout the long and fine finish. Great overall structure and aging potential. This superb Syrah is an exceptional addition to Diamond Series cellar collection to share and to savor.
94-Points, Connoisseurs' Guide—“Given the success of past Ascent bottlings, we are not surprised by the depth and concentration displayed by this brooding, big-shouldered young wine...it deserves a place in the cellars of all dyed-in-wool fans of California Syrah.”
90-Points, Wine Advocate, Robert Parker —“The deepest, richest, and most intense offering in this portfolio is the 2003 Syrah Ascent. A saturated blue/black hue is followed by scents of creosote, blueberries, blackberries, charcoal, smoke, and new oak. This dense, powerful, muscular Syrah (less than 200 cases produced) should evolve for a decade or more.”