Penner-Ash

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

9.0550 ratings
9.083 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Lindsay Huntsman

General Manager/Wine Buyer Glen Ellen Star

8.6

Is this Oregon? More like whoregon. Super slutty and overripe. We called it as California.

Is this Oregon? More like whoregon. Super slutty and overripe. We called it as California.

5 people found it helpfulMar 18th, 2015
Andrew Garrison

Deep dark delicious. Surprisingly rich. A little forest floor, leather, chocolate, plum, star anise.

Deep dark delicious. Surprisingly rich. A little forest floor, leather, chocolate, plum, star anise.

3 people found it helpfulJan 3rd, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.2

Very pretty violet black raspberry floral very spiced very pretty complex layered

Very pretty violet black raspberry floral very spiced very pretty complex layered

3 people found it helpfulApr 20th, 2013
garry post

Darker fruit, inkier, leather, green pepper...

Darker fruit, inkier, leather, green pepper...

2 people found it helpfulDec 19th, 2016
Sipping Fine Wine

Lynn Penner-Ash and her husband, Ron, started Winery in 1998, focusding on small-lot productions. A beautiful nose with berry and floral scents dancing in the glass. Fresh fruit flavors, raspberry and sweet cherry, hints of vanilla spice, great balance with acidity. Firm tannins, lingering finish ending with cedar tones and a nudge of pepper. An enjoyable Pinot at a reasonable price. Has short term aging benefits, but why wait.

Lynn Penner-Ash and her husband, Ron, started Winery in 1998, focusding on small-lot productions. A beautiful nose with berry and floral scents dancing in the glass. Fresh fruit flavors, raspberry and sweet cherry, hints of vanilla spice, great balance with acidity. Firm tannins, lingering finish ending with cedar tones and a nudge of pepper. An enjoyable Pinot at a reasonable price. Has short term aging benefits, but why wait.

1 person found it helpfulMar 7th, 2018
Al Shikoh

* appearance: medium ruby
* aromas: nicely perfumed with cherry, strawberry, black tea dried leaves, sage, cedar, hint of smoke
* palate: lively, balanced, red fruit
* structure: medium body, medium tannins, firm acidity, 14.3% alcohol
* finish: medium length with subtle, velvety tannins
* winemaking: blend of multiple vineyards aged 10 months in 26% new French oak
* pairing: Kelly's Penne Arrabiata with Mushrooms and Sausage
* price: $48

* appearance: medium ruby
* aromas: nicely perfumed with cherry, strawberry, black tea dried leaves, sage, cedar, hint of smoke
* palate: lively, balanced, red fruit
* structure: medium body, medium tannins, firm acidity, 14.3% alcohol
* finish: medium length with subtle, velvety tannins
* winemaking: blend of multiple vineyards aged 10 months in 26% new French oak
* pairing: Kelly's Penne Arrabiata with Mushrooms and Sausage
* price: $48

1 person found it helpfulSep 20th, 2017
Dave Feldman

Aged very well!

Aged very well!

1 person found it helpfulJul 11th, 2017
Eric W Brown

Red fruit on the nose hint of cloves. Easy drinking pinot. Went well with the salmon.

Red fruit on the nose hint of cloves. Easy drinking pinot. Went well with the salmon.

1 person found it helpfulMay 29th, 2017
Daniel P. Drake

Last night I had dinner at Harry & Izzys Steakhouse in Indianapolis, IN and had the 2014 Penner Ash Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
I had this with the 20oz Bone in Ribeye, grilled asparagus, French Onion Soup, redskined potatoes and creme brulee. This wine went very well with the meal.

The wine had a very tight nose and I had to swirl a lot in order to get it to open up. Once I did there were black berries, black cherry, cranberry, strawberry, cherry cola, anise, spice, tobacco and some smoke.

On the palate there was strawberry, raspberry, red plum, spice, cherry, mushroom and some forest floor.

This wine is medium bodied, medium to medium + acidity, medium silky tannins with a clean long finish.

A nice wine with enjoyable company makes for a wonderful evening. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷.

Last night I had dinner at Harry & Izzys Steakhouse in Indianapolis, IN and had the 2014 Penner Ash Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
I had this with the 20oz Bone in Ribeye, grilled asparagus, French Onion Soup, redskined potatoes and creme brulee. This wine went very well with the meal.

The wine had a very tight nose and I had to swirl a lot in order to get it to open up. Once I did there were black berries, black cherry, cranberry, strawberry, cherry cola, anise, spice, tobacco and some smoke.

On the palate there was strawberry, raspberry, red plum, spice, cherry, mushroom and some forest floor.

This wine is medium bodied, medium to medium + acidity, medium silky tannins with a clean long finish.

A nice wine with enjoyable company makes for a wonderful evening. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷.

1 person found it helpfulApr 30th, 2017
Joe Lucca

Not typical of Willamette; a bit more ripe and juicy than expected. Still, a solid Oregonian Pinot.

Not typical of Willamette; a bit more ripe and juicy than expected. Still, a solid Oregonian Pinot.

1 person found it helpfulOct 30th, 2016