Ascendente Winery

White Salmon's newest Winery & Tasting Room

White Salmon Washington's Newest Winery and Tasting Room. 

 At Ascendente we believe in making new traditions out of old; in the simplicity of trying new things, and that behind every good wine is a good story.... We'll pour you ours, you tell us yours.

 

Our White Wines

 2011 SoLuna Vineyards Lunatique - 12.5%

Where traditional Bordeaux style white blends tend to begin with Chardonnay, Lunatique capitalizes on a Viognier base. Blending Viognier with smooth Chardonnay, the citrus characteristics of Pinot Gris, and the fruity pizzazz of Riesling, we create our unique Northwest Style blend. Viognier 43%, Chardonnay 23%, Pinot Gris 23%, Riesling 11%

 

 

 

2011 Primo Cellars Snowfall - 12.5%

Snowfall is a refreshing white wine blend that has been lightly oaked. Unlike traditional Bordeaux style blends, Snowfall capitalizes on a Viognier base blended with Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling to create a unique Northwest style wine. Viognier 43%, Chardonnay 23%, Pinot Gris 23%, Riesling 11%

 

 

 

 

2012 SoLuna Vineyards Lunatique - 13.6%

This is the second year of Lunatique. We found that a little more Viognier makes a big difference. Fermenting in stainless steel continues to coax high acid levels and justifies our support of this Northwest style blend.  Viognier 46%, Pinot Gris 22%, Chardonnay 21%, Riesling 11%

 

 

 

 

2012 Primo Cellars Snowfall - 13.6%

2012 is another great year for this Northwest style blend. Lightly oaked, this wine strays toward a traditional bordeaux white blend – but not too far. Snowfall is still a unique blend original to the Northwest.  Viognier 46%, Pinot Gris 22%, Chardonnay 21%, Riesling 11%

 

 

 

 

2012 SoLuna Vineyards Pinot Gris - 12%

When we first tasted this Pinot Gris, the citrus flavors were an unexpected, pleasant surprise. From pineapple to grapefruit, let your taste buds tell you. 

 

 

 

 

 

2014    Primo Cellars Chardonnay – 12.7%

Primo Cellar’s Chardonnay is un-oaked in the style of Chablis.  Stainless steel fermentation brings out the characteristics of yellow apple, lemon and sometimes pineapple.  This Chardonnay drinks well with creamy cheses, herb chicken and spicy ethnic dishes.  Available Soon

 

 

 

 

Our Rose' Wines

2014    SoLuna Vineyard AfterGlow Rose – 11.9%

We created AfterGlow from a traditional red Pinot Nior grape purposefully captured with white wine techniques.  This decadent Rose is best served passionately on intimate occasions…. A bright fruit-forward and seductive finish that exclaims encore une fois.

 

 

 

 

2014    Primo Cellars Amore Rose – 11.7%

Primo Cellars debut of this rose’ of Syrah is love at first taste!  Whether as a palate teaser with appetizers, a prelude to a lovely dinner, or an after dinner wine with which to languish and linger, you will most certainly agree, “That’s Amore!”  Available Soon

 

 

 

 

Our Red Wines

2009 Primo Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon - 12.4%

This Cabernet Sauvignon is a big, bold red, well balanced between complex fruits and toasted oak. Hints of currant and plum tease the palate, with a long finish that blends all the flavors. Pair with pasta or a red risotto, lamb, or a rib eye steak! Drink now, or cellar a year or two.

 

 

 

 

2009 SoLuna Vineyards Cabernet Franc - 12.6%

Often used in blends, Cabernet Franc makes a terrific wine on its own. Providing aromas of perfumed berry and spice, this rich and racy wine echoes on the palate. Try this wine with herb crusted pork tenderloin, a New York steak, or duck.

 

 

 

 

2009 Primo Cellars Firebird Red - 12.5%

Firebird is our bright introduction to traditional Bordeaux-styled red blends. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and a touch of Malbec combine to bring forward this fruity, elegant and sophisticated wine. Aromas of black cherry with a hint of spice, complements of the Cabernet Franc, make a great pairing with cheeses, veal, herb crusted meats or fish.   Cabernet Sauvignon 46%, Cabernet Franc 23%, Merlot 23%, Malbec 8%

 

 

 

2011 Primo Cellars Tuscan Hills - 14%

The next Super Tuscan from Ascendente features a blend of the five grapes we have come to love. As it says on the label, this wine drinks well with an elegant meal and it has a very smooth finish. Perfect with any meat dish or a heavier fish, like Swordfish and King Salmon. A favorite before it was bottled, this wine has not lost any of the complexity or flavors since then. Try it with a dark chocolate.  Sangiovese 39%, Cabernet Sauvignon 22%, Merlot 22%, Cabernet Franc 10%, Malbec 7%

 

2011 SoLuna Vineyards Tuscan Sunrise - 14.1%

This red wine blend is styled after the super Tuscan wines of Italy. Beginning with Sangiovese grapes grown in the Rattlesnake Hills AVA, it is then blended with the more traditional wines of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and finished with Cabernet franc, producing a wine that drinks well with an elegant meal and projects an attitude of austere elegance.  Sangiovese 51%, Merlot 25%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%, Cabernet Franc 9%

 

2012  Primo Cellars Merlot – 13.4%

The 2012 version of our Merlot is similar in taste and body to the 2010 that was sold out.  This Merlot comes from the Rattlesnake Hills AVA .  This is not your typical Merlot.  Available Soon

 

2012       SoLuna Vineyards Malbec - 13%  

SoLuna Malbec is a full bodied alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.  With bright and full mouthed black cherry, marionberry and black berry flavors, it drinks will with teriyaki, empanadas, carne asada and surprisingly, barbequed meats.         Available Soon