2012 Transcendence "Parea" Central Coast Rhône Blend

SKU #1179442 93 points Wine Enthusiast

 Uplifting aromatics of blackberry soda and purple flowers provide a nose that could be sniffed all day, hinting at a fun but elegant GSM. The flavors fall in line, with cola, Bing cherries and rose water combining for a light, floral palate, yet with green tea tannins and tartness to keep it grounded.  (12/2014)

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Staff Image By: Dave Genevro | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/8/2015 | Send Email
Generous amounts of blackberry compote, pine and evergreen and gorgeous spice elevated from the rim of the glass. With moderate, well-integrated tannins, great length and topped off with great overall richness and warmth, what's not to love about this California GSM blend?! These wines from Transcendence can definitely age well in a cellar. I am going to lay a few of these down and enjoy them over the next 5-8 years. I cannot wait to see all the patience pay off. Enjoy! 13.9% ABV.

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Rhone Blends


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Santa Maria/Santa Barbara

- Santa Maria and Santa Ynez make up the two AVAs of Santa Barbara County, an area known for its natural beauty and temperate climate. The best grape-growing areas, however, are located on the very coastal reaches of these two appellations, and are cooled by ever-present fog and ocean breezes (it is even cooler and foggier here than Carneros!). As expected, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir thrive while the more inland zones lay claim to Bordeaux varietals and some Rhône blends.
Alcohol Content (%): 13.9