Pale yellow, excellent clarity. Sulfur funk in nose in initial pour, followed by floral, stone fruit and vanilla notes. Peach and lemon flavors with high acidity, dry, slight skin astringency with minerality on finish. Would cut through a cheese fondue like a buzzsaw, but with a lovely flavor profile. A curious juxtaposition, that... Decant 20 minutes. Umami taste emerges after an hour. — 8 days ago
Red cherry and spice. Lighter bodied and light tannins with higher acidity. Maybe some mushroom or forest floor. Great with a thanksgiving dinner! — 13 days ago
Closing the night with Penner-Ash. Had this upon its release at the winery. It shows nice evolution...rounder, elegant with softer spice.
The body is ruby, ripe & full. The wine is brooding on the nose & palate. It’s a well extracted, sweeter version of burgundy. Ripe, ruby; dark cassis, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries, poached strawberries & hints of floral blueberries & raspberries. The spice is dark with a little heat, soft; clove, nutmeg & vanilla, mixed dark berry cola, black licorice, river stones, limestone, some crushed rocks, moist clay, dark, moist, turned earth, some fresh herbs & eucalyptus, pine tree sap, dark, melted chocolate with fresh & slightly candied; dark, red, blue flowers set in violets. The acidity is round and like a cool shower on a warm day. The long finish is ruby, ripe, well balanced, polished that falls into dark spices on the persistent long set.
Thanksgiving dinner part II. — 12 days ago
Dark berry fruit, lavender, and olive. Very nice density at 14.1% alcohol which allows for fruit and aroma transparency without being too heavy. — 11 days ago
Just a solid Oregon Pinot. Some earthiness. — 19 days ago
2 hr decant. Gorgeous looking wine. Bright clean fruit. Rocks. Light spice. Elegant. 12.5%. Good structure for years to come, really a crime to be drinking this now but it’s excellent. It’s spendy at $85 at the winery, but I think with cellaring it’s prob worth it. — 11 days ago
Lush cola with earth tones. Hints of bright red fruit with a finish of leather. Wears the heat and alcohol content very well. Could only hope to come across this again in the future — 15 days ago
Wow, this was...unique. Don’t have previous experience with this wine so I’m not sure of how true to form this was. One thing for sure...WHOLE CLUSTER. Lots of black pepper crusted rhubarb notes to where it was about spicy, almost like a light northern Rhône Syrah on the nose. The palate showed sage, herbal and oregano spices...chimichurri dipped cherries and even some olive? Not sure I’d be able to call this Pinot if served it blind. — 7 days ago