Penner-Ash

Zena Crown Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

9.25 ratings
9.53 pro ratings
Eola - Amity Hills, 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
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

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.

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.

Nov 30th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.5

On the nose, dark perfume fresh floral and mixed berries preserves. This is the more perfumed floral and elegant vs. the previous wines. This one dances on the palate and invites you to slow down and fully appreciate it. It's so lush, ripe and beautiful. Ripe, juicy to slightly dry blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, dark raspberries preserves, more warm spice and more pronounced baking spices, fresh violets, roses and near lavender florals, dark semi-sweet black moist earth/minerals, nice chalk and the acidity is perfect. The finish is round, long, lush & elegant. You'll want to drink this right away and all night long.

On the nose, dark perfume fresh floral and mixed berries preserves. This is the more perfumed floral and elegant vs. the previous wines. This one dances on the palate and invites you to slow down and fully appreciate it. It's so lush, ripe and beautiful. Ripe, juicy to slightly dry blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, dark raspberries preserves, more warm spice and more pronounced baking spices, fresh violets, roses and near lavender florals, dark semi-sweet black moist earth/minerals, nice chalk and the acidity is perfect. The finish is round, long, lush & elegant. You'll want to drink this right away and all night long.

Oct 2nd, 2016
John Goetz

March madness 2018

March madness 2018

Mar 17th, 2018
Pamela Maeda

Pass on this one. It was ok but not worth the $.

Pass on this one. It was ok but not worth the $.

Nov 22nd, 2015
Bryan Schmidt

Bryan had this 3 years ago

Bryan had this 3 years ago

May 12th, 2017
Marc Fagelman

Marc had this 2 years ago

Marc had this 2 years ago

Sep 3rd, 2017