Posts Tagged Transcendence

Passion for Wine and Life Defines Transcendence

By Glen Frederiksen On my recent Central Coast wine trip, we had planned to visit Transcendence Winery, but last-minute scheduling conflicts kept us from getting together with owner-winemaker Joey Gummere. That’s a shame because, having now... Read more

2009 Transcendence ‘Parea,’ Santa Ynez Valley

A blend of 54% Grenache and 46% Syrah, this is a Rhone-style cuvee with a decidedly New World profile. Sporting a hefty 14.9% alcohol, the wine appears nearly opaque, with a lightly glass-staining purple-black color. High-toned menthol notes quickly... Read more

2009 Transcendence Pinot Noir, Babcock Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills

Translucent garnet color. The wine offers up ample varietal aromas of dark berry and black cherry fruit, wood spice, vanilla, green tea and sweet tar. There is a sleek mouthfeel, where the fruit sweetens up a bit. Nicely balanced. Ripe, fleshy black... Read more

2011 Transcendence Chardonnay, Zotovich Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills

In the last five years, a niche has been carved out for “unoaked,” non-malolactic Chardonnays because they tend to be more food-friendly. This one has much to recommend it. Restrained aromas of pear, light pineapple, orange and lemon blossom,... Read more